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New Sponsor for Auckland Marathon

Auckland Marathon The Auckland marathon has a new sponsor, ASB Bank, and will be using the harbour bridge for all the events associated with the marathon and half marathon.

New Auckland Management

Up till now the quarter marathon has run up and down Tamaki Drive to Okahu Bay but from this year’s event on 2 November it will be run over the harbour bridge.
Also the marathon has been acquired by Ironman who run the Auckland Ironman 70.3 in January and the Taupo Ironman in March. Geoff Meyer the CEO of Ironman Asia and Pacific is excited about having the marathon under his umbrella of events and the ASB sponsorship that will run for three years. “It’s fantastic there are so many good synergies between what we do for Ironman. We’ve grown the team and we’ve got a new office in Auckland. There’s a real buzz about being involved,” he said. “This year is about learning and understanding and getting the nuances of it all and then we can really start to put our teeth into it and the ASB is going to be a fantastic partner to do it with.” Meyer also wants to build on the status the Auckland marathon has globally. “It is one of the top ten marathons in the world and for this event to be recognised as one of the top city marathons in the world is just fantastic, up there with the likes of London, Boston and Paris is just great. We want to keep that reputation and grow more. We want everyone when they think about a marathon, Auckland comes up in the back of their minds as well and that’s our goal for the future,” said Meyer.

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