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ARWC 2018 – REUNION ISLAND

“Oh goodness, it’s the lost world.”  That’s what Louise Foulkes, co-director of the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) said when Raid in France organizers Nancy and Pascal Bahuaud approached her with the idea to host the ARWS World Championships in Reunion Island. Reunion Island, a region of France and the …

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Sharing The Spoils

Raid In France – Medal Share 400 Team Naturex and Gravelibes Tri- DSN 74 Scott Hoka (25) share the silver medal of this Raid in France in Ardèche. Gravelines started the last MTB bike session at AT11/CP29 4 minutes ahead of 400 Team Naturex. Then, a chase to Cheylard camping …

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Raid In France Victory

Raid in France Winners – via Raid In France Live Site Lozère Sport Nature (15) wins this 9th edition of Raid in France. Fanny Fréchinet, Benjamin Monier, Nicolas Rambier and Maxime Brajon crossed the finish line, on Devesset lake, at 10:52 pm after 94 hours and 52 minutes of constant …

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Tales from the lobby of the Jindu Hotel

by Nicola Cameron As teams continue to pour in, conversations with teams help us piece together a more complete picture of the race. Teams Bones arrived in a gale of emotion – after an incredibly challenging, fast, tight race, they let themselves go after the finish line and some team …

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Altay Expedition Race Day 4: Finish Line Stories

By Nicola Cameron   Just outside the luxurious Jindu hotel in the pleasant city of Altay, China (the city rather than the region of Altay), a high quality speaker is playing American music as part of the finish line.  This is the first time I have heard an American song …

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Columbia Vida Raid Struggles

By Nicola Cameron We spotted Columbia Vida Raid picking their way through the rocky hills of the trekking section.  It’s rolling hills are beautiful but exposed and dry.  We squinted and could see Julie Chrysler bend over from the waist repeatedly.  We all groaned.  She were sure she was vomiting …

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Beauty and the Tour Bus

By Nicola Cameron In order to cover the race, the international race directors (Louise and Santi), James the photographer, and myself (Nicky the writer), have been driving back and forth on the most immaculate piece of pavement.  As a Canadian, I’m used to roads that seize and buckle in the …

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Rough Water; Tough People

Day 1 of the Altay Expedition Adventure Race began with a performance during the opening ceremonies by a Mongolian throat singer. Mongolian singing, developed to travel across wide open spaces, specializes in overtones – the ability to produce two tones at once. It sounds like a human didgeridoo – vibrant, …

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Raid In France Ready To Fire – Preview

Ready For Raid in France – by Rob Howard of Sleepmonsters.com Teams are now registering for the 9th edition of Raid in France which will take place in the Ardeche Department, with the start and finish at Devesset Lake. This year there are 35 teams registered for the race, including …

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The Lay of the Land: Altay Expedition Race Intro

The light is very bright in the Altay region of northern China. It makes adventure racers squint at the sky and reach for their sponsored sunglasses. The green of the grass on the rolling hills on front of white-capped mountain peaks is so bright it gives you a headache. Chinese …

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AR World Rankings – May 2017

The next cycle of Adventure Racing World Rankings have now been released online at http://arworldseries.com/rankings/  These ranking include the recent results at Godzone Adventure in New Zealand, Expedicion Guarani in Paraguay and Huairasinchi in Ecuador. The unstoppable New Zealand Seagate remain on top, but there is just one point separating …

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Duel In The Dunes – The Final Hours

This past 24 hours saw the leaders go straight into a head on head face-off which started at near first light sliding down the spectacular zipline. Off a “big” cliff and across the river seemed easy enough and fun I’m sure. But when Skylotec Adventure had to go back to …

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Charging Buffalo’s Break Field Apart

Day 2 of Expedition Africa has been a very exciting one. It focussed around leg 6, a 59km trek through Baviaanskloof. A mix of canyons, rocks, river crossings and long reeds (Grootrivier) to mask crossings adding to navigation challenge. All along with animals. Big ones. Baboons who like your food …

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Naturex Hold Strong

French team Naturex relented and held off in their battle for the win with Team FMR. What a final titanic struggle it was between these two. The last 24 hours neck to neck. Naturex had a few early stumbles on early in this face off but once the line was …

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Walking In the Clouds – A Mid Race Pinnacle

You have to love the stage names in this race. Yesterday we were heading into “Night with the Wolves” and thankfully it appears the bulk of the field has navigated this area without being bitten. They then headed into more a more motional stage of  ” I will survive” trek. …

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アドベンチャーレースとは ?

世界でも最も過酷なエンデュランス・スポーツ「アドベンチャーレース」の概要をご紹介しています。世界各国で開催されるワールドシリーズでは、数日間ノンストップでレースが行われ、選手は厳しい自然環境、そして自分 自身に挑みます。

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O QUE É CORRIDA DE AVENTURA?

Essa é a explicação de como funcionam as Corridas de Aventura – o esporte mais exigente do mundo. Um circuito de corridas espalhadas pelo globo, testando atletas durante vários dias esgotantes, percursos sem paradas obrigatórias que coloca os atletas contra eles mesmos e alguns do mais rigorosos e impressionantes ambientes …

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