Wellington Firefighter Combat Challenge


1 - The Wellington Firefighter Combat Challenge (dubbed "the toughest two minutes in sport" - which seems about right) ran during Saturday, I went along for a couple of hours to see what I could see...


2 - this would've been a good camera position, but no luck...


3 - Firemen race two at a time up this structure...


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6 - ...and then haul another hose up hand over hand...


7 - following their descent, they bash this metal weight along the rail...


8 - ...and then take off (slalom style) down the course...


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10 - ...to pick up and haul this hose 20m...


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13 - ...knock over the target with the stream of water...


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16 - (yep, got it)


17 - ...and then finish (themselves) off by hauling the 80kg dummy for 32 metres


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20 - and then finish....


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25 - a lot of the solo contestants seemed to be pretty stuffed by the end - the fastest guys finished in just over 2 min.

New Zealand record = 1 min 57 seconds
World record = 1 min 17 seconds.