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The New Zealand Centurions, full name New Zealand Centurions Endurance Walking Club, is a young organisation, having been founded on 29th November 1998.

As well as recognising Centurion status, the New Zealand Centurions also recognise the achievement of walking 100 kilometres in 14 hours 30 minutes.

Like many other national bodies in New Zealand representing minor sports, they are currently looking at ways to attract more people to centurionism and ultrawalking. One possibility being considered is to recognise other achievements such as walking 80 kilometres in 12 hours or 40 kilometres in six hours - two achievements recognised by the Australian Centurions.

They do not usually organise their own events. Instead, members enter events put on by other organisations, mostly the New Zealand Sri-Chinmoy marathon team.

The 3 day (72 hours) record holder is Richard McChesney who completed 283k599m in Privas ( 6 Jours de France) 2015. Richard is also a British Centurion (Southend 2014)

The New Zealand Centurions have updated their website (March 2019) with a new link:

The 2019 race took place in Auckland on 28th-29th September. The race walk was held in conjunction with the Sri Chimnoy running 24 hours.

Kim Janssens (BEL), pictured below,was the only race walker in the race and was successful in completing 100 miles (actually 161.6km) in 22:33:40. Kim is now NZ C27.

Race results
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