9 Jan 2016

The Road to Rio (Part 1): rowing and running

From The Weekend, 10:45 am on 9 January 2016
Angie Petty, Mahe Drysdale and Sophie MacKenzie

Angie Petty, Mahe Drysdale and Sophie MacKenzie Photo: Supplied

What does it take for some of our top athletes to get on the Road to Rio? The Olympic Games start in August but many of our athletes hoping to qualify for the New Zealand Olympic team have everything to play for still. In two parts, starting with two Olympic events which get a lot of attention in New Zealand - running and rowing - we speak to Olympic Gold medalist and five-time world champion in the single sculls Mahe Drysdale, 800m runner and Olympic hopeful Angie Petty and women's World Champs Gold winning lightweight double rower and Olympic hopeful Sophie MacKenzie.