It was an emotional triumph for Palmerston North triathlete Kris Gemmell at yesterday's Auckland World Cup.
He dedicated his first ITU win this season to a cousin who was diagnosed with a brain tumour recently.
Gemmell is going to donate his prizemoney to cancer research and his sponsors are going to match the figure.
The moustachioed Kris Gemmell is also raising money for men's health through Movember.
Gemmell'S 1-2 with Bevan Docherty in Auckland has raised the chance of New Zealand earning enough points to get three men to the starting line in London.