A close up is seen of the mouth of a camel after it stops for a break during the Sheikh Zayed International Camel Endurance Race August 22, 2008 in Hughenden, Australia. The 150km endurance race will carry a purse of $50,000, making it the most lucrative race of its kind in the world. The race is being held as part of the week long Arid Lands Festival at Hughenden in outback Queensland (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images AsiaPac)The Arid Lands Festival doesn't sound quite as fun as Bonnaroo...Read Full Story
Congratulations to Team Nike for another spectacular finish in this year's Primal Quest. Team Nike members Chris Forne, Monique Merrill, Mike Kloser and Michael Tobin cross the finish line, taking first place in the 2008 Primal Quest Adventure race held in Big Sky, Montana.Photo: Vail DailyRead Full Story
Some of the course details for Primal Quest have been leaked and circulated on the net. Rest assured that the PQ organizers will mix things up before the actual race, but this outline is helpful in thinking through what teams will be facing.Source: Racing with Giants Primal Quest Montana (PQ Gallatin) Gallatin National Forest Race Segments: * Travel on foot from the Gallatin National Forest boundary in T7S, R3E, section 28 near Big Sky roughly following Trails: 162, 6, 33 and 223 south to...Read Full Story
I'm not an adventure racer. But I have lots of friends who are. They train like mad, then fly all over the country (and sometimes the world) to race for 3, 4, sometimes 7, 10 days in a row. They sleep for 5 hours (total, not per night). They come back even more excited about the sport of Adventure Racing than they were before they did the grueling race. It is counter-intuitive... but they love it and I can get that.But one thing that has always been crystal clear is that injuries suck...Read Full Story
Teams are heading to Moab, Utah today for a 3-day adventure race called the Adventure Xstream. They'll be racing across 250-300 miles of the Utah desert and mountains around Moab. Here is a link to the race website, which will have real-time updates on our progress during the race. http://www.checkpointtracker.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.showLeaderboard&eventID=99 There is also an audio blog: http://www.checkpointtracker.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.showAudioBlog&eventID=99...Read Full Story
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