By Paula Kim on 11/03/11 at 1:27 am
Christchurch-based hosts of popular podcast IM Talk John Newsom and Bevan Eyles endured the devastating earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand just over two weeks ago. With close to 200 deaths, thousands of residents being displaced from their homes and the central city more of less flattened to the ground the region needs the help of the worldwide triathlon community.
With help from sponsors, race organisers, and athletes such as Christchurch native Andrea Hewitt, Bevan Docherty, Sam Warriner, Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, and Terenzo Bozzone, a number of auctions have been set up on eBay with all proceeds going towards the Christchurch relief. The auctions commence on Wednesday 9th March (NZT) and close one week later. All items can be shipped anywhere in the world with shipping included in the auction price.
- Chrissie Wellington’s Record Breaking Shoes from Ironman Arizona
- Craig Alexander’s race suit along with a #1 Race number (bike) from the 2010 World Championships
- Bevan Docherty’s Jacket from the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and a Beijing Olympics singlet
- NZ champion women’s package
- Sam Warriner’s Helmet Rudy Project Helmet from Ironman NZ last weekend
- Andrea Hewitt’s ITU race kit
- Gina Crawford’s race kit from her win at Ironman Wisconsin
- Yvonne Van Vlerkin’s: White Skinfit-Tri Suit, Rudy Project
- Wingspan TT-Helmet, Rudy Project Noyz Racing Pro
- Rachel Joyce’s - Abu Dhabi bike kit
- Every Challenge Series Race around the World (12 races in total)
- Hood to Coast Relay - 30th Anniversary!
- Vineman 70.3
- Monster Middle Distance Triathlon, Ely
IM Talk Packages
- IM Talk Bike Jersey
- Blue Seventy Axis Wetsuit
- Newton Shoes thanks DCM Sport
- Coffee’s of Hawaii prize pack
- DVD Documentary “Going Long, Going Hard”
- Salt Stick or Xlab or O2 Creations
Any businesses or champion athletes who would like to support Christchurch can contact John Newsom via IM Talk and a second round of auctions may take place.
A special thanks to all the business and individuals that have offered items for these auctions. Your generosity is truly appreciated in this difficult time.
For more details contact John Newsom: