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Top 3 teams cross the finish line at XPD Bay of Fires

It’s been a tough few days for teams racing over a very challenging course in the XPD Bay of Fires 2018. The scenic course took teams from Australia and overseas over pristine and remote areas of North East Tasmania.  The arduous course involved navigating, mountain biking, trekking and paddling kayaks …

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Tri-Adventure Antelopes set to claim victory in XPD

Tri-Adventure Antelopes have secured an enormous lead and on their way to victory at XPD. The team rode the 115km mountain bike leg overnight through from the Carr Villa – Ben Lomond in the alpine region to Weldborough.  Deemed to be the most difficult bike leg of the race, the …

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XPD Teams tackle the terrain on Ben Lomond Alpine Plateau

The 43 km Castle Cary trek in Ben Lomond National Park was going to be tough.  First, there’s a scramble up the largest scree/boulder slope in Australia and then continue onto the exposed alpine plateau where there’s no clearly defined track, making navigation difficult.  The terrain is technical and slow …

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XPD Day 2 Tri-Adventure Antelopes race to trek Castle Carey

Tri Adventure Antelopes extended their lead at XPD Bay of Fires arriving at Avoca TA early this morning.  The team spent all the night in the cold conditions, paddling the 38km leg down the South Esk river in windy conditions. The team has had a seamless race, without any navigation …

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A wet and Wild Start to XPD Bay of Fires

Tasmania turned on a wet and wild start to the XPD Bay of Fires.  After a 2 hour ‘lock down’ to receive maps and course notes, teams made their final preparations for the ensuing 500km journey around North East Tasmania. A predicted weather front bringing rain and gale force winds …

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XPD Teams packed, checked and ready to go

Teams converged on St Helen’s HQ today for registration, competency and gear checks for XPD Bay of Fires. The expedition length race, which may see some teams out on course for up to 6.5 days, requires detailed team preparation.  In addition to packing boxes of food, bikes and gear, teams …

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Anticipation builds as teams arrive at XPD Bay of Fires

Anticipation is building as teams start arriving in St Helens, Tasmania for XPD 10th edition in the Bay of Fires.  XPD, the 2nd qualifier in 2018 in the Adventure Racing World Series, will see Australian and international teams competing to win and secure a berth in the World Adventure Racing …

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XPD Expedition Race 2018 Heads to Bay of Fires, Tasmania

With iconic names such as Bay of Fires, Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails and Wine Glass Bay, the North East Coast of Tasmania needs little introduction to adventure fans. Organisers are excited to announce that the Australian leg of the AR World Series is headed there from 16-24 March 2018. …

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