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Winding Down in Wyoming

By Rob Howard of Sleepmonsters http://www.sleepmonsters.com/ With all the racers safely back and the course closed it was time for Adventure Enablers to give out the prizes and celebrate a successful conclusion to Cameco Cowboy Tough and the AR World Champs 2017. Both Race Director Mark Harris and Governor Matt Mead …

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On Casper Mountain

By Rob Howard http://www.sleepmonsters.com/ After the big hills of Wyoming the penultimate checkpoint on the 2017 Cowboy Tough course was set on top of Casper Mountain, overlooking the finish line in Casper itself.  In the context of the race it’s not a big climb, but it’s all relative and coming right …

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An International Top 10

By Rob Howard http://www.sleepmonsters.com Team Godzone Adventure came into a hot finish line at Casper on Monday afternoon to complete Cowboy Tough and finish in 10th place at the AR World Champs 2017.  Through the day teams Estonia ACE Adventure, FMR, Columbia Vidaraid and Black Hill/Opavanet had finished ahead of them. …

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The Podium Places Are Decided

By Rob Howard http://www.sleepmonsters.com/ Behind Seagate several teams have been battling for a podium position and it’s been impossible to guess who might come out on top as positions kept changing. Teams would make mistakes, lose places and recover as others made their own mistakes. And the final night of the …

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New Zealand Seagate – Still the Champions!

Written by Rob Howard http://www.sleepmonsters.com/ For the adventure racing fans dot-watching around the world the progress of Team New Zealand Seagate to the finish line of the AR World Champs at Cowboy Tough in Wyoming seemed assured.  But the world’s most experienced and successful AR team know it’s not over until …

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Resting Up, Re-Directs and Route Choices

Report by Rob Howard http://www.sleepmonsters.com/ As the sun rises on the 4th day of the race the remaining teams are scattered across the course, and all of them are making tough choices.  For those who are very close to their limit the toughest of all is whether they can keep going …

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New Zealand Seagate in Sinks Canyon

By Rob Howard  – www.sleepmonsters.com On the 3rd day of the 2017 Adventure Racing World Championships defending champions Team New Zealand Seagate had opened up a strong lead and were the first team to arrive at the ropes and caving stage in Sinks Canyon. They’d slept for a couple of hours …

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Wyoming Range To Wind River Range – The Gap Opens

Written by Rob Howard http://www.sleepmonsters.com The first overnight trek of a big race always splits the field up, with the leaders maintaining a much faster pace on foot and in the darkness.  And that’s just what happened on leg 4 as teams tackled the 38 mile trekking leg across the Wyoming …

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