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Columbia Vidaraid Take The Title At The ARJ

Congratulations to Vidaraid Adventure Team – Champions at the ARJAdventure Race Japan! The team crossed the line after 45 hours and 16 minutes of racing after taking the lead in the final stages of the race. In true champion form they looked relaxed and happy to take the win. They said the two …

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Battle in the Mountains

At the time of writing, 34 hours into the race, Columbia Vidaraid had just taken the lead from Australian team Peak Dynamite Adventure for the first time in this race. Right now the teams are only 250m apart, but nearly 100m in elevation difference as they push their bikes up …

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The Chase is On at the Adventure Race Japan

At the time of writing, Australian team Dynamite Peak Adventure has an unexpected lead at the ARJ after 12 hours of racing. The race started at 0800 with the spectacular peaks of the Northern Japanese Alps as a back drop. The first leg was a 25 km circular hike through …

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ARJ – The Race Has Begun! Follow it Live

The first ARWS event in Japan has begun. You can follow all the action at http://arj-tracking.m2m-service.jp/Thingworx/Runtime/index.html#master=Mst_ARJ&mashup=ARJ201806 – make sure you check out the 3d feature of the map. Team Dynamite Peak Adventure have an early lead over Columbia Vadaraid after taking a different route to CP2.  

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Making of ARJ – First ARWS Event in Japan

Like all good things, the ARJ (Adventure Race Japan) was first conceived by a bunch of friends over a few drinks. The idea was to host an Adventure Race that both celebrated 20 years of Adventure Racing (AR) in Japan and attracted the Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) to it’s …

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Rough Start for Columbia Vidaraid at ARWS Japan – ARJ

The first AR World Series event in Japan named ARJ (Adventure Race Japan) starts this Friday 15th of June. The event has attracted 29 teams from around the globe in what is classed a demonstration event, a shorter version of a full qualifier. They include representatives from Australia, Brazil, Spain, …

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Expedition Oregon Smashing Success

Expedition Oregon was a demonstration race for the 2018 season of the AR World Series and if the comments of athletes in attendance are anything to measure by, it was a smashing success.  Smashing whitewater, smashing scenery and the smashing pace of the top teams! Lars Bukkehave of the winning …

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Altay Expedition Stopped

XTrail, the organisers of the third edition of the Altay Expedition Race have announced the 2018 event has been stopped. The organizers are making all efforts to support and make arrangements for athletes in the following days. Race Directors Wei Jun said “We are devastated that after 12 months of …

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China is all set to stage the 2018 Xtrail Altay Expedition Race.

The cold, snowy temperatures of the past few days have greeted the international and local China-based teams, who are all brimming with excitement as pre-race organization takes hold.  This region of China is steeped in a history of famous nomadic horse people dating back beyond Genghis Khan. Altay boasts a …

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Expedition Oregon Underway

Expedition Oregon in the USA has started and 21 teams are racing over an eight leg course through the wilderness surrounding the town of Bend.   Race Director Jason Magness said “The teams will start with a bang (or a whimper) as they run headlong into the single hardest mile …

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ARWS Rankings May 2018 – Foundations Laid

The current cycle of Adventure Racing World Rankings have now been released and the foundations are being laid for a new wave of top ranked teams to climb the ladder.  View the full rankings online at http://arworldseries.com/rankings/  These ranking include the recent results from the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge, XPD …

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Interview Daniel Pincu, Race Director Raid Del Viento

by Rob Howard of https://www.sleepmonsters.com Expedition adventure races are a unique sporting endeavour.  They are a mix of adventure lifestyle and multi-sport overload, a combination of travel and adventure, and a step away from the modern world and its many constraints. To organise such an undertaking an expedition race needs a …

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The End is Nigh – EA2018

Preparations for the Expedition Africa 2018’s closing ceremony is in full swing, whilst the remaining 14 teams of the 52 make their way to the finish line at Letsatsi Lodge. Over the past 24 hours, 38 teams have completed this year’s gruelling 560km course, all bearing smiling faces as they …

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Russians crowned champions of Expedition Africa 2018

Team Blizzard proved themselves as champions crossing the finish line at 07h50 this morning, completing the gruelling 560km adventure race in 94h55m. The Russian team showcased their worth, racing incredibly well over the past 4 days. A combination of brilliant navigation and perseverance on their final legs helped retain their …

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Who will Finish First?

As the sun set on day 3 of Expedition Africa, clouds rolled in, threatening to storm over a very dry Namaqua West Coast. Temperatures have dropped throughout the day and are expected to continue throughout the night, reaching a chilly 14°C tomorrow.  The region has experienced months of drought and …

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Day 2’s Challenges Expedition Africa

Day two of Expedition Africa – Namaqua West Coast presented its own set of challenges as teams prepared themselves for the daunting 198km cycle ahead.  Already, these athletes have endured over 36 hours of non-stop racing and the navigational element of this year’s 560km race continues to challenge teams as …

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Expedition Africa – The dots are alive!

A collection of emotions washed over the Doringbaai shore this morning, where over 200 athletes readied themselves for this year’s gruelling adventure race, Expedition Africa. The 560km event featured on the Adventure Racing World Series circuit officially commenced at 0900 this morning from the local fishing beach.  Supporters and locals …

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Back to Basics Expedition Africa

Athletes from all over the globe readying themselves for Africa’s gruelling Adventure Racing World Series 500km event – Expedition Africa, commencing this Sunday, 20 May 2018. According to athletes and repeat service providers, this year’s Expedition Africa is a “going back to basics” race due to the remoteness of the …

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The Countdown to Expedition Africa Namaqua West Coast has Begun

With the start of one of the world’s most prominent adventure races just weeks away, South Africa’s magnificent Namaqua West Coast region is all set for the arrival of athletes from 22 countries, including a host of local and international champions. The epic challenge to take place from 18-27 May …

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Best Teams on the Planet – 400 km Adventure

Press Release: Raid in France – 24 April 2018 For the second time in the history of the AR World Championship, Raid in France will organize the 2018 edition, taking place on the magnificent Reunion Island. From 4th to 16th of November, the top worldwide racing teams will plunge into …

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