3 Oct 2019

How NZ athletes are preparing for heat of Japan Olympics 2020

From Checkpoint, 5:50 pm on 3 October 2019

World class opposition won't be the only thing standing between New Zealand's top athletes and success at next year's Tokyo Olympics.

Next year's Games in Japan are expected to be the hottest in Olympic history.

It's a prediction that's had Kiwi officials working for three years on a strategy to ensure the performance of their athletes isn't overly impacted by the sweltering conditions.

And - as Clay Wilson and camera operator Dan Cook found out - it's a strategy they believe can provide New Zealand's best with a competitive advantage.