Over two brutal days, multi-sport athletes from all over the world battled Wanaka’s rugged landscape and challenging weather conditions to complete the brutal adventure race that is Red Bull Defiance. 100 courageous multisport athletes set out in stormy weather yesterday to defy the odds, running, biking, kayaking and abseiling 43km around Lake Wanaka’s stunning landscape.
We had a crew following a selection of teams throughout the week leading up to the event, then tracked the teams all over the rugged landscapes via helicopter. The final outcome is various promo edits for the event and a 24 minute episode to air through Red Bull TV throughout the world and on Sky TV in NZ. The team at Red Bull NZ have done an amzing job within the event and final production.
All filmed with 5 camera operators using the Sony FS7's along with the Shotover F1 heli system running an Alexa Mini.
Check out the clip from days 1 and 2 here!