Braden Currie

A self-motivated athlete simply doing what he loves

Braden Currie trains in the hills near Wanaka, New Zealand on October 9, 2015
© Miles Holden/Red Bull Content Pool

Hi, my name is Braden Currie. My discipline is adventure racing and mountain running. My friends call me Slug. I was born on 30 May 1986 in Methven, New Zealand. My philosophy of life is race hard, have fun, enjoy life. My favorite food is from Fergburger in Queenstown. My favorite music is Kings of Leon, Kora, Shapeshifter and Six 60.


Braden hit the multisport scene with a bang, creating a buzz that had people talking and Braden thinking. Finding himself face to face with a career opportunity he had immense passion and talent for, but also well known to be financially high-risk, cut-throat and demanding, Braden had a decision to make.

It didn't prove to be a difficult one – anything involving risk, excitement and challenge sets off a spark within Braden and it wasn't long before he was racing alongside some of the world's best.

With momentum on his side, Braden has since clocked up many kilometres of hard, relentless training, and consistent podium finishes in Xterra, multisport, half ironman and multi-day adventure races. A back-to-back win at the World Multisport Championships and a 5th place at the World Xterra Championships cemented his place amongst the world's elite.

With New Zealand's most highly-qualified coach and the indisposable support of his family – wife Sally Currie and children Tarn and Bella – Braden is living his dream.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2017
    1. 1st Place: Mount Festival Half Ironman

      Port of Tuaranga, New Zealand

  2. 2016
    1. 1st Place: Xterra New Zealand Adventure Racing

      Woodhill Forest, New Zealand

    2. 2nd Place: Xterra Pan American Championship

      Utah, USA

    3. 1st Place: Xterra New Zealand Adventure Racing

      Totara Park, New Zealand

    4. 1st Place: Xterra Asia Pacific Adventure Racing

      Callala Beach, Australia

  3. 2015
    1. Speights Coast to Coast World Multisport Champion

      For third consecutive time

    2. 1st Place: World Multi-sport Championships

  4. 2013
    1. 1st Place: Swisse Tasmania Mark Webber Challenge

      Tasmania, Australia