A blue cotton Marshal's T-Shirt for the New Plymouth World Triathlon Festival held in November 2006. " 06 / worldtriathlonfestival / 10-12 NOVEMBER NEW PLYMOUTH 2006 " is screenprinted in white on the right facing side of the chest. Three fern leaves are incorporated into this logo. " SPORT / TARANAKI / Inspiring a Healthy / Active Community " is screenprinted on white underneath the stylised mountain emblem of Sport Taranaki. " Race / Marshal " is screenprinted in white on the back of the shirt. An image of Len Lye's Wind Wand is incorporated into this text. Competitors signatures are written in black marker pen on both the front and the back of the T-Shirt. " PACIFIC / WEAR / L " is written on a multi-coloured manufacuter's label on the inside of the collar along with care instructions which are written on the reverse.
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This elite event was the highlight of the World Triathlon Festival held over between the 10-12 November.
The series of triathlons drew large crowds and gained significant public attention.
A World Cup triathlon race and associated races and events was held in New Plymouth for the first time in 2005. After a break in 2007 another World Cup event was held on 6 April 2008. Three more World Cup triathlons are to be held in New Plymouth in 2009, 2010 and 2011.