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Watch: Euphoric Braden Currie embraces young son at finish line after claiming first ever NZ Ironman title

Braden Currie has held off 12-time champion Cameron Brown to win the New Zealand Ironman title in his attempt in Taupo this afternoon.

The multisport athlete beat out Brown after a hard chase to win in a time 8:20:58 – Brown finishing second 3:32 back.

The win comes after a disappointing finish for Currie earlier this year in the Coast to Coast event where he finished second to Sam Clark.

Cyril Viennot came in third.

The multisport athlete fended off 12-time champion Cameron Brown to win with a time of 8:20:58 in Taupo. Source: 1 NEWS