Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Triathlon Champions do their bit for Christchurch

World Champions auction items for Christchurch earthquake.

When we got a call from our friend John Newsom, who lives in the flattened city of Christchurch asking for a hand raising some money for the region, we of course were right on board, along with a few other big names of the sport.  Here's the official press release on the initiative - check out those auction items!!

Christchurch based hosts of popular podcast IM Talk ( John Newsom and Bevan Eyles endured the devastating earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand just over two weeks ago. With close to 200 deaths, thousands of residents being displaced from their homes and the central city more of less flattened to the ground the region needs the help of the worldwide triathlon community. “Whilst I suffered some significant damage to my home thankfully both Bevan and I did not loose any family or friends. We’ve now got a chance to do our part in helping our city slowly return to a new type of normality. Things will never quite be the same” comments Newsom.

With help from sponsors, race organisers, friends of the show and world champion athletes such as Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, Terenzoe Bozzone and Bevan Docherty a number of auctions have been set up on E-Bay. The auctions commence on Wednesday 9th March NZT and close one week later

All items can be shipped anywhere in the world with shipping included in the auction price.

Auctions include:

  • Chrissie Wellington’s Record Breaking Shoes from Ironman Arizona
  • Craig Alexander’s race suit along with a #1 Race number (bike) from the 2010 World Championships
  • Bevan Docherty’s Jacket from the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a Beijing Olympics singlet
  • NZ champion women’s package:
    • Sam Warriner’s Helmet Rudy Project Helmet from Ironman NZ last weekend
    • Andrea Hewitt’s ITU race kit
    • Gina Crawford’s race kit from her win at Ironman Wisconsin
    • Yvonne Van Vlerkin’s: White Skinfit-Tri Suit , Rudy Project Wingspan TT-Helmet, Rudy Project Noyz Racing Pro
  • Rachel Joyce’s – Abu Dhabi bike kit
  • Entries into
    • Every Challenge Series Race around the World (12 races in total)
    • Hood to Coast Relay - 30th Anniversary!
    • Vineman 70.3
    • Monster Middle Distance Triathlon, Ely
  • IM Talk Packages
    • IM Talk Bike JerseyBlue Seventy Axis Wetsuit
    • Newton Shoes thanks DCM Sport
    • Coffee’s of Hawaii prize pack
    • DVD Documentary “Going Long, Going Hard”
    • Salt Stick or Xlab or O2 Creations

All auctions are though E-Bay. To see the list of auctions click here  . Alternatively searches for “IM Talk” on should bring up all the auctions.

Any businesses or champion athletes who would like to support Christchurch can contact John Newsom via IM Talk and a second round of auctions may take place.

A special thanks to all the business and individuals that have offered items for these auctions. Your generosity is truly appreciated in this difficult time.

For more details contact John Newsom
Tel +64-3-9817508
Mobile +64-21399774

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