Subaru of New Zealand brand ambassador Braden Currie is just a few days out from competing in the biggest race of his successful endurance career.
Early on Sunday morning NZ time, the Wanaka-based athlete will make his debut in the gruelling Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
It consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run, which he has been training more than eight months for.
Currie qualified through the world champs after winning Ironman NZ and the Taupo 70.3.
He then bagged the final points necessary by coming third at the Ironman Asia Pacific Championship, in Cairns, in June.
As part of his preparations, he experienced Australia’s warmer climate in Noosa where he had access to a Subaru Outback from a dealership in Brisbane.