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We Are Triathletes Documentary Is Finally in NZ

Posted on: Monday 9th July 2018

After years of filming, traveling, editing, and promoting, the full-length documentary film We Are Triathletes is finally poised to screen around the world, including here in New Zealand, but they need our help to make it happen – plus any tickets purchased prior to July 20 will receive a 10% discount using the code ChallengeWanaka (one word).

The film’s official release is set for August 8 through Demand Film. It is incredibly inspiring and motivating movie – a screening was held June 28 during the festival week of DATEV Challenge Roth in Germany, and to make sure it shows here in selected movie theaters across New Zealand we need to vote with our bookings – thats how On Demand movies work; we need to meet a threshold and then it shows!

The film provides an intimate look inside the lives of six pro athletes from four different countries, and shares how each trained and prepared for the 2014 Challenge Roth, the world’s largest long-distance triathlon. But We Are Triathletes is not about a race, instead it delves into the spirit of endurance sport. Three-time Ironman world champion and 2014 Challenge Roth champion Mirinda Carfrae opens up about lost confidence and how she eventually found acceptance in tri; eight-time Ironman champion Luke McKenzie juggles the demands of sport and a new baby; and double above-knee amputee athlete and four-time Paralympian and gold medalist Rudy Garcia-Tolson just never gives up.

The film was initially slated for a 2015 release, but like so many documentaries We Are Triathletes was short on money. The production of the film didn’t get any corporate sponsorship, financing, or investment. They were so grateful for the generous donation from fans during the Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns—85 to 90 percent of the expenses were borne by filmmakers.

We are Triathletes was recently awarded the Award of Excellence by the Accolade Global Film Competition, and the crew is hoping to inspire a broad audience (including non-athletes) while also sharing the many reasons why triathletes are so incredibly passionate about their sport.

We are Triathletes an inspirational film on human triumph in addition to a sports documentary. The movie does not currently have streaming plans. That means to see it, you’ll have to rally your tri troops and enough tickets are purchased in advance, Demand Media will present the movie in a theatre near you, starting August 8. Tickets are only available at 


New Zealand screenings

Event Cinemas Whangarei

Hoyts Hibiscus Coast

Event Cinemas Newmarket

Event Queens Street

Event New Plymouth

Hoyts Te Awa Hamilton

Event Cinemas Tauranga

Event Palmerston North

Event Coastlands Paraparaumu

Event Cinemas Blenheim

Hoyts Riccarton Christchurch

Movie Max Digital Cinemas Timaru

Rialto Cinema Dunedin

August 8 at 8.15

Roxy Cinema Wellington