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Final 2016 AR World Ranking Released

Not unexpectedly, top of the AR World Rankings is team New Zealand Seagate with a maximum of 700 points. Having won the last 3 World Championships and a bunch of Qualifiers it is difficult to see any other team contending for the top ranking.  This is despite team Captain Nathan …

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Xtrail Expedition China an International Success

26 international and 2 Chinese teams came to the far North Western Provence of Xinjiang for an expedition race of a lifetime.  It was the first AR World Series race in Asia and the fulfilment of Race Director Wei Jun’s lifelong dream of organising a non-stop expedition race in his …

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AR Meets Chinese Culture

The pre-race information warned teams to expect a cultural element in the Xtrail Expedition Race and rumours began to circulate it might be Yurt building or camel riding.  Race Director Wei Jun revealed it would have a compulsory 2 hour stop to make traditional noodles from scratch in the small …

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Speed Records Being Set at Xtrail Expedition

The first AR World Series race in Asia began at 10am local time with a 53km mountain trek and top teams set a blistering pace.  The first 4.6km was uphill, all 631 vertical metres of it, on a popular 4.6km tourist trail to the impressive “Viewing Fish Platform”. The final section …

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Opening Ceremony China Style

112 athletes from 15 countries were treated to an extravagant opening ceremony on Lake Kanas today.  Traditional Kazak dancers and singers welcomed teams into the Kanas Tourist Centre Square and was followed by a number of official speeches and many many photos. The organisers of this AR World Series demonstration race …

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AR World Series Arrives in China

28 Teams have arrived in the remote town of Kanas for the pre race briefings of the first AR World Series development race in Asia. The Jia Deng Yu Castle Hotel in the far North Western Provence of Xinjiang is a hive of activity, much of it involving teams scrambling …

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Expedition Africa 2017 to Visit the Kouga

The 7th edition of Expedition Africa; South Africa’s only multi-day adventure race, will take place in the Baviaans and Kouga Regions between 14 and 21 May next year, with Cape St Francis acting as the base of the competition.  The announcement was made in Johannesburg by race organisers Stephen and …

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