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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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