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16Dec/13 23:52Off

Video – Thule Nearly Done at ARWC 2013

This is some dramatic footage of Thule, the 2013 ARWC champions, at the end of the final bike leg. Courtesy Randy Ericksen.

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16Dec/13 23:45Off

Race Report – Columbia Vidaraid, 2nd place

The following is a race report written by Barbara Bonfim of team Columbia Vidaraid.

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13Dec/13 08:52Off

My Favourite Photo

My favourite photo of the race

This shows the young New Zealand team Bivouac colts shortly after…

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12Dec/13 17:13Off

Memorable Images

Epic Endurance's dead bike

Some of my favourite images from the 500+ posts

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12Dec/13 13:44Off

Memorable Moments

There were so many that I could think of, but I have distilled it down to a handful. In no particular order:

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12Dec/13 10:45Off

Ranked or Unranked?

“I’m told by Johana, one of the Race Directors, that Tierra Viva were the last fully ranked team, but …

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12Dec/13 09:55Off

Leader board is still Unofficial

The top 10-12 placings and times are essentially official and will not change. However, further down there will be adjustments due to…

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12Dec/13 08:41Off

Web Server was Down. Also, Untamed Finish the Race

As you may have noticed, our web server was down for a few hours last night. I used the time to bank some sleep.

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11Dec/13 23:21Off

Untamed Canada ont fini le Velo!

Untamed has finished the bike section approximately one hour ago. Felicitations!

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11Dec/13 20:32Off

Untamed Determined to Finish

message received from Untamed Canada…

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11Dec/13 20:27Off

No Final Cut-Off?

The following on Sleepmonsters suggests that all teams finishing the full course, regardless whether or not they finish by 1800 on December…

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11Dec/13 19:50Off

GearJunkies/YogaSlackers on Final Rafting

We FINALLY have a sighting of the Yogaslackers. They are about 1 hour from the finish, so will be just in time…

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11Dec/13 19:45Off

Preparing for Ecuador 2014

Next year the ARWC will be in Ecuador, and it promises to be just as amazing and experience. Teams will travel …

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11Dec/13 19:42Off

A Few Other People that Need Mention

While Pete has been leading the event coverage and coordination charge from HQ, we also wanted to thank our intrepid storytellers….

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11Dec/13 19:20Off

Final Final Cutoff

This is from someone in Costa Rica:

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11Dec/13 19:12Off

500th Post

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It’s a milestone for me – previous record was 400-something for XPD earlier this year…

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11Dec/13 19:11Off

Check Out Our Interweb Presences

There are a few places that we lurk around the interweb:

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11Dec/13 19:00Off

ARWC 2013 is officially Over!

Aye Caramba what a race it has been! A truly epic journey coast to coast and border to border across…

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11Dec/13 18:56Off

Unranked Teams Leki and Denmark Finish

These two teams did the lion’s share of the course, but ran out of time at the start of the bike and were…

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11Dec/13 18:48Off

Tierra Viva Also Find Cp48

Tierra Viva has continued South, taking the long but safe route to the canopy tour. This will take them near the…

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11Dec/13 18:44Off

Selva Find CP 48

It happened in between breadcrumbs, so it’s a bit deceiving, but Selva Kailash have almost certainly found CP 48. Congratulations!

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11Dec/13 18:42Off

20 Minutes Remaining

That’s exactly one tracker update. But not to worry, as all the teams out on the bikes and the zipline and the rafting will …

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11Dec/13 18:33Off

Another Bike Tale

You have posted about nick Gracie’s bike, yes?

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11Dec/13 18:26Off

Tierra Viva May Have Found CP48

They were awfully close...did they get it?

Tierra Viva May Have Found CP48

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11Dec/13 18:22Off

wow…10 more posts and I reach 500

wow…10 more posts and I reach 500

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11Dec/13 18:20Off

Final 3 Full Course Teams

Selva Kailash, Untamed Canada, and Tierra Viva are all about to embark on their quest for the dreaded CP48.

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11Dec/13 18:00Off

Epic Endurance’s Dead Bike

Epic Endurance's dead bike

Epic Endurance’s Dead Bike

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11Dec/13 17:35Off

News From the Bivvy Colts, and it’s unbelievable

OMG. Just talked to colts. Ready?

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11Dec/13 17:12Off

Untamed Canada Entering the Bermuda Triangle (CP48)

With the good news that no CPs have been closed and that all full course teams will be allowed to finish, and in fact …

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11Dec/13 16:59Off

Good News About Finish

Some good news from one of the race directors:

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11Dec/13 15:30Off

The Colts are on the Water

Their tracker stopped working shortly after they got in the raft, but the Bivvy Colts have completed the zipline and have…

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11Dec/13 15:10Off

Epic Endurance’s Epic Adventure

I am speechless – this just in from Nicky:

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11Dec/13 15:03Off

4 Hours Remaining…Officially

The course officially closes in 4 hours, meaning that any teams not yet at the ziplines will not be able to…

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11Dec/13 13:08Off

Colts Finally off their Bikes

With what will likely be the longest bike split in the field, the Bivouac Colts have stuck with it and finished off the …

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11Dec/13 12:38Off

AR Heads of State Confer

Craig Bycroft, Nathan Fa’aeve and Santiago and Natalie Lopes from Huairisinchi were deep in discussion over the…

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11Dec/13 11:41Off

Some Details About Seagate’s Withdrawal

Don’t know what you know about the foot details, but just in case,…

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11Dec/13 11:12Off

YES!!!!

The Bivouac Colts have found CP48!!

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11Dec/13 10:44Off

Too Long? Too Difficult? Let the Analysis Begin…

I have my own thoughts on this matter, and we have already heard some opinions from Thule and Seagate (too long, too hard), but we would like your thoughts…

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11Dec/13 10:34Off

Less than 9 hours left to race

It is going to be tight for some of the teams early on the bike. The zipline and paddle take at least 3 hours, so that leaves …

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11Dec/13 10:22Off

The Checkpoint Monster

CP48 - last biking CP - has become a monster

CP48 has become a monster for teams on the final day of the race

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11Dec/13 09:46Off

Epic Endurance off Course Nearing CP48

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there have been numerous other teams who have made this same error…

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11Dec/13 08:58Off

4km in 12 hours

The sleepmonsters have eaten the Colt at CP48

Oh Colts, please wake up. Watching this must be torture for their friends and family. Remember though:

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11Dec/13 08:38Off

Seagate Interview by Endorphinmag.fr

Seagate Interview by Endorphinmag.fr

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11Dec/13 08:25Off

Race Maps – CP48

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Race Maps – CP48

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11Dec/13 08:02Off

Post Race Message From Merrell

From Merrell’s FB page.

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11Dec/13 07:53Off

Heart-Breaking DNF for East Wind

The only Japanese squad in the field, East Wind had been racing exceptionally well and were in the thick of the battle…

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11Dec/13 07:41Off

Mountain Hardwear and Toyota Team in 10th, 11th

As teams begin to fall apart due to exhaustion and sleep deprivation, it is getting more and more difficult for teams to find…

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11Dec/13 07:33Off

Sleepmonsters Run Amock

This is from, fittingly enough, Sleepmonsters.com.

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11Dec/13 04:06Off

Untamed Canada is Biking

Looks like no sleep for the Canadians as they transitioned onto their bikes. They are acutely aware of…

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11Dec/13 03:59Off

Some Post-Race Comments from James

James, as some of you may recall, is a friend of mine who was in Costa Rica filming the leaders for a Japanese…

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11Dec/13 03:48Off

Excerpt from an Interview with Thule

This shows just how tough it was to win this race, and how close Thule came to DNF-ing.

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11Dec/13 03:39Off

Bivouac Colts Struggling to Find CP48

The Bivouc Colts struggling to find CP48

Sometimes the best way to speed up is to stop and sleep.

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10Dec/13 22:11Off

Bananos and Opavanet Heading East

Next stop: Caribbean?

…when they should be heading West. They may wind up using the Caribbean Sea as their…

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10Dec/13 21:52Off

Bones Finish 9th!

Bones have finished an impressive 9th at the 2013 ARWC

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10Dec/13 21:20Off

Ecador and Toyota off course

CP48 claims two more victims, as Ecuador Explorer and Toyota miss their turn and are on the wrong side …

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10Dec/13 21:10Off

Mountain Hardwear Turn Around Yet Again

I’m getting dizzy watching this. I can only imagine what it’s like on the ground with two – soon to be…

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10Dec/13 21:07Off

East Wind is coming

The back and forth by Mountain Hardwear and the wrong turn by the Colts has let East Wind back into the…

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10Dec/13 21:05Off

Some more CP48 Craziness

The Bivouac Colts have just made a wrong turn and headed down the same road as Mountain Hardwear, only they …

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10Dec/13 20:49Off

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Support during this event will help us to build out our live event coverage program so it’s even more reliable and action packed!

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10Dec/13 20:42Off

Colts Set to Move Into 10th

With Mountain Hardwear’s route choice from CP48 to the end of the bike, all the Colts need to do is:

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10Dec/13 20:20Off

Mountain Hardwear Taking the Slow Route to Zipline

10th place Mountain Hadrwear has taken the same route from CP48 as Aeridova did earlier. Calculations later…

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10Dec/13 20:11Off

Video – Untamed Canada

Video – Untamed Canada at the end of the paddle

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10Dec/13 18:40Off

Short Course Teams Have Started to Finish

Short course teams who had arrived to the finish line:

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10Dec/13 18:12Off

Nothing Comes Easy in this Race

Sometimes it hurts to watch

Bananos in some difficulties at CP46

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10Dec/13 17:59Off

Aerodiva are the Top Costa Rican Team – 8th Place

Aerodiva are the Top Costa Rican Team – 8th Place

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10Dec/13 17:55Off

Untamed Canada Trekking Already

No doubt cognizant of the finish line race cutoff, Untamed Canada have elected not to sleep at the end of the paddle and…

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10Dec/13 16:22Off

Untamed Canada Almost Done Paddling

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I am quite certain that Dante, had he been alive today and had he experienced the misfortune of paddling a Tomcat on flat water…

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10Dec/13 15:55Off

27 Hours Remaining in the Race

To the best of our knowledge, the race course will officially close at 1800 December 11th – tomorrow evening. Teams just now…

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10Dec/13 14:14Off

Aerodiva Taking Alternate Route…?

The top Tican team, Aerodiva, is almost done the final bike leg. They look like they found the elusive CP48, but then…

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10Dec/13 13:38Off

Mountain Hardwear Holding Down 10th Spot

They are about 1/2-way done the last bike leg and have about a 3-hour lead over the Bivvy Colts and East Wind.

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10Dec/13 13:08Off

Quasarlontra Kailash 7th Place

The second Brazilian team to finish (BMS came in just ahead of them), Quasarlontra have staked their claim as…

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10Dec/13 12:08Off

Course Cutoff

There was one hard-coded cut-off announced pre-race and detailed in the instruction booklet:

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10Dec/13 11:41Off

Merrell Finish Line Photo

Merrell Finish Line Photo

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10Dec/13 10:36Off

Three Teams Were 60+ hours on Trek

Over 2 and a half days up on the mountain and down in the jungle. Three teams so far have spent 60 or more…

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10Dec/13 10:22Off

Team Merrell Adventure Addicts Bio

Team Merrell Adventure Addicts bio

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10Dec/13 10:16Off

BMS Multisport Come Through in 6th Place

Team BMS multisport, a Brazilian team with a Kiwi member in the form of my new …

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10Dec/13 09:52Off

Team Tecnu Pre-Race Bio

Breathe Magazine sent out team bio requests shortly before the race to all the registered teams and …

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10Dec/13 09:05Off

Mountain Hardwear, Bivouac Colts Battling for 10th

After some sleep at the end of the brutally long paddle, these two teams have resumed their fight for 10th place…

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10Dec/13 08:10Off

From the Back of the Pack

News from the back of the pack – Motley Crew – by our other ace on the ground, Nicky:

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10Dec/13 07:40Off

Merrell Come Back to Finish Impressive, Unlikely 5th

I’ll just let the South Africans describe it:

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10Dec/13 07:32Off

Podium Places for the Adventure Racing World Championship 2013

ARWS Press reelease

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10Dec/13 02:07Off

Quasarlontra, BMS, and CP48

BMS, unable to locat CP48 in the dark

CP48 has been the undoing of BMS and Quasarlontra. BMS lost 5th place when they overshot it and had to…

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10Dec/13 01:50Off

Video – 3rd Places at the Finish

Video of Tecnu and Adidas crossing the finish

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9Dec/13 23:54Off

Better than 3rd place…

This beats 3rd place any day.

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9Dec/13 23:50Off

Merrell Looking Good for 5th

It’s not done yet, but the Merrell Adventure Addicts look to have completed their comeback and are in a strong 5th position very…

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9Dec/13 23:31Off

Instant Classic – Tie for 3rd

tie for 3rd – finish line photo

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9Dec/13 23:17Off

Tecnu and Adidas Agree to Tie for 3rd

I believe this is a first in ARWC history. Two teams crossing the line together, deliberately tying for a podium spot. Wow.

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9Dec/13 23:13Off

In the Finish Chute for 3rd

This is going to be rather close.

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9Dec/13 22:33Off

Tecnu’s Tracker is Alive…ALIVE!!

Just in time for us to witness the finish, Tecnu’s tracker has popped back to life. It shows the team about….

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9Dec/13 22:09Off

Big Battle for 10th Brewing

Yes, just when you thought you were safe from the computer and the mindless little orange dots, this comes along:

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9Dec/13 22:01Off

Merell are Back in 5th!

I honestly did not think I’d be saying this again after their mistake earlier in the ride and had them falling 1:20…

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9Dec/13 21:30Off

Merrel Close to Within 2km of BMS

The Addicts have not shown any signs of giving up since making a navigational error earlier in the bike which…

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9Dec/13 21:25Off

Adidas 5km into Rafting, Tecnu Tracker AWOL

We know where Adidas is, and we can only assume that Tecnu is within a couple of hundred metres either way, because…

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9Dec/13 21:08Off

BMS With Some Route Problems at CP48

I don’t think they missed it, but they started down the western route and seemed to have thought better (worse?) of it and…

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9Dec/13 21:02Off

Tecnu and Adidas Start rafting at the Same Time

Word from Bob Miller’s fiance on the ground in Costa Rica is that the two teams started the rafting section together…

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9Dec/13 20:58Off

Nick of Adidas Finishes on a Borrowed Bike

From Sleepmonsters.com:

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9Dec/13 20:06Off

Leaders’ Final Bike Splits

This will illustrate just how powerful a few hours sleep can be…

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9Dec/13 19:43Off

Raft Race for 3rd Place

Tecnu and Adidas will do the zipline together. It will then be a raft and dash race to the finish. Aye Caramba!

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9Dec/13 19:13Off

3rd Place Could be Decided by Transitions

Remember that Tecnu and Adidas will have to disassemble and pack up their bikes before heading to the…

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9Dec/13 19:10Off

Second Place to Columbia Vidaraid

Welcome to the ARWC podium, Columbia! I believe this is the first time any of these racers has finished this high in a…

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9Dec/13 18:46Off

Dead Heat Between 3rd and 4th

As they come barreling towards the canopy ziplines, Tecnu and Adidas are riding essentially together. It is almost impossible…

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9Dec/13 15:59Off

The Champs at the Finish

The Champs at the Finish

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9Dec/13 15:44Off

Thule are 2013 Adventure Racing World Champions!

Thule are 2013 Adventure Racing World Champions!

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9Dec/13 15:41Off

Thule in the Last 200m

From Twitter (Sleepmonsters)

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9Dec/13 15:28Off

Race Maps – CP49 to CP51

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Race Maps – CP49 to CP51

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9Dec/13 15:23Off

Race Maps – towards CP48

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Race Maps – towards CP48

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9Dec/13 14:08Off

Tecnu First Across the River

Advantage Tecnu, as they got to the ferry a few minutes ahead of Adidas. Not sure if they have more than the one …

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9Dec/13 14:04Off

Seagate All Good, and a Word from Nathan

Seagate All Good, and a Word from Nathan

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9Dec/13 13:58Off

Merrel Up to 5th

The Addicts have put the challenge down to QausarLontra and BMS on this final bike leg. After running much…

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9Dec/13 13:53Off

Tecnu in 3rd…Barely

A conveniently overlapping set of tracker updates has given us the exact time gap between these two teams:

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9Dec/13 13:50Off

Race Instructions – The Final Leg

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Race Instructions – The Final Leg

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9Dec/13 13:48Off

The Fight for 10th

Neither team can shake the other. For hours on end of heartbreaking effort, all just to stay even with the…

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9Dec/13 13:39Off

Teams Still on the Trek

Did some breadcrumb and timestamp sleuthing and this is my best estimate for who is still on the trek:

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9Dec/13 13:11Off

This is What it Takes to be the World Champs

“…Jackie didn’t look as though he was aware of what was happening around him and Mimi confirmed that there had been times when…

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9Dec/13 12:31Off

Untamed Canada Rafting

Finally able to turn off the race for the first time in 7 days, Untamed Canada is right now enjoying their…

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9Dec/13 12:23Off

Merrel, BMS, Quasarlontra in Battle for 5th

Yet another tight race for position that we can watch in the closing stages of this epic race. I give the sentimental …

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9Dec/13 12:21Off

Again, Why I love this Sport [photo]

A beautiful shot that encapsulates AR

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9Dec/13 12:06Off

Thule Finished Bike Leg

Thule’s tracker has finally woken up and shows the team have just finished the long biking leg. The race is essentially …

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9Dec/13 11:19Off

Kiwis vs Brits [photos]

The battle for 10th [photos]

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9Dec/13 10:47Off

The Battle for 10th

Kiwis and Brits. Bivvy Colts versus Mountain Hardwear. Nothing in it at the moment and they…

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9Dec/13 10:37Off

Tecnu into 3rd

Since coming into the last transition over 30 minutes down to Adidas Terrex, Tecnu has has been gradually eroding…

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9Dec/13 10:19Off

Columbia’s Lead Shrinking

Down from 11+ at the start of the bike to around 7:40 right now over Adidas and Tecnu. This was due to a…

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9Dec/13 09:21Off

Tecnu, the Locals and a Trick for the Feet [photos]

Photos Courtesy of our storyteller on the ground, Leanne Mueller.

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9Dec/13 08:38Off

Seven Days Ago…[photo]

Its been a long hard race…[photo]

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9Dec/13 08:13Off

Adidas Riding the Final Bike

Fighting to stay in 3rd place, Adidas Terrex Prunesco has maintained their position through the trek to bike transition at…

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9Dec/13 07:42Off

Leaderboard Updated!

Much more accurate representation of what is going on out there now.

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9Dec/13 07:28Off

AR Tips and Tricks – Lessons Learned from Many Mistakes 2

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Continuing my litany of mistakes and cock-ups.

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9Dec/13 07:25Off

AR Tips and Tricks – Lessons Learned from Many Mistakes

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The next 2 posts will be my personal list of reminders and best practices for adventure racing. It has been assembled largely …

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9Dec/13 07:11Off

The Dreaded DNF

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DNF is a short, stark acronym that encapsulates a lot of pain and suffering…

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9Dec/13 07:01Off

Which is Nuttier?

Many people describe adventure racers as “nuts” when we explain to them what we do, especially in a expedition length race…

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9Dec/13 06:52Off

The Race for 3rd

Right now it’s still very close, but approaching the end of the trek it looks like Adidas, BMS, Tecnu close together in …

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9Dec/13 06:25Off

Thank You, Andreas Strand!

A beautiful photostory from Andreas Strand

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9Dec/13 06:18Off

An Ode to Adventure Racing by Adam Rose

A lovely piece of writing by Adam, you can read the entire article on Sleepmonsters.com.

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9Dec/13 06:12Off

Untamed Cnanada Approaching Dark Zone Crowd

Having elected to sleep immediately after their 55 hour trek – and who can blame them -team #16 Untamed Canada is…

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9Dec/13 06:08Off

Dark Zone Lifts Again

A wee bit crowded at T8

The second iteration of the dark zone has just lifted. There will soon be a deluge of teams pouring down to…

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9Dec/13 02:59Off

Columbia Recovers

Using the nearby river as both catching feature and handrail, it looks like Columbia have relocated themselves and are…

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9Dec/13 02:53Off

Columbia in a Spot of Bother at CP46

Columbia having difficulties with CP46

Columbia in a Spot of Bother at CP46

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9Dec/13 02:48Off

Teams Shuttled to Rafting

Back of the pack teams who elected not to try the trek have now been dropped off at the start of the rafting section (T8)…

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9Dec/13 02:31Off

Video – Thule at the Ferry Crossing (bike leg)

Video – Thule at the Ferry Crossing (bike leg)

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9Dec/13 02:16Off

Dark Zone Clarification

This from ARWS director Craig Bycroft:

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9Dec/13 02:08Off

Colts Moving Up

It looks like the Colts have moved up to 10th place shortly after the start of the long paddle. They must be…

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9Dec/13 02:00Off

Race Maps – Biking, Leaving CP46

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Race Maps – Biking, Leaving CP46

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9Dec/13 01:58Off

Race Maps – Leaving CP46 (part 2)

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Race Maps – Leaving CP46

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9Dec/13 01:57Off

Race Maps – Biking, Leaving CP46

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Race Maps – Biking, Leaving CP46

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9Dec/13 01:51Off

Columbia Banked 3 Hours Sleep

Looking back along their paddling track, you can see that Columbia stopped for 3 hours – from about…

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9Dec/13 01:43Off

Untamed Canada Details from Leanne

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Another on-the-scene report from Leanne:

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9Dec/13 01:35Off

Details About the Trek From Ground Level

Nicky is back! She helped us out heaps with our Ecomotion Pro coverage and is now down in Costa Rica. Rough life, eh? Anyway, this is what she just sent us:

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8Dec/13 23:05Off

Some Info on Thule

This from the Twitterverse:

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8Dec/13 22:51Off

Photo – Bivvy Colts Celebrate Beating the Dark Zone by 5 Minutes

Photo – Bivvy Colts Celebrate Beating the Dark Zone by 5 Minutes

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8Dec/13 22:45Off

Columbia Starts Final Bike

Columbia has started the final bike, but are they in pursuit of Thule who is about 7 hours ahead, or trying…

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8Dec/13 22:18Off

Live Update from the Course

This just in from James, who was filming the leaders:

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8Dec/13 22:16Off

The Leaderboard

The leaderboard at this year’s ARWC is what I’d call a cyborg system: part human, part machine….

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8Dec/13 22:07Off

Race Maps – Bike, CP47

Final bike leg - CP47

Race Maps – Bike, CP47

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8Dec/13 22:04Off

Race Maps – Bike Towards CP47

Bike Towards CP47

Race Maps – Bike Towards CP47

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8Dec/13 21:51Off

10th and 11th now Paddling

Opavanet in 10th and Antioquia in 11th have started the long paddle towards the Caribbean. Remember…

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8Dec/13 20:40Off

Untamed Canada about to Finish Trek

Having gone through the medical check, Untamed Canada Clinque du Pied Equilibre are about to finish…

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8Dec/13 20:28Off

At Least 8 Teams at T9

It’s getting crowded at T9, the end of the rafting leg, with at least 32 racers, plus guides and rafts and boats and…

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8Dec/13 20:09Off

Dark Zone?

Ok, so none of the three teams rafting down the river pulled off at 1730. All of them continued on well past 1800 to finish…

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8Dec/13 18:57Off

Untamed Canada Almost Done Trekking

The Canucks have been on their feet for a looooooong time and are almost certainly dying to get on the bikes and then …

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8Dec/13 18:45Off

Leaderboard Updated

The Leaderboard now shows Full Course (34), Short Course (14), Unranked (1), and Withdrawn teams (11).

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8Dec/13 18:38Off

Sleeping with the Crocs

Three teams have been caught in the dark zone midway through the rafting leg, and will have to camp beside the river:…

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8Dec/13 16:34Off

Toyota Rafting Despite Missing Dark Zone by 22 Minutes

Team Toyota missed the 1400 dark zone at T8 by 22 minutes. They hiked down to the river anyways, and I thought they …

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8Dec/13 16:29Off

Race Maps – Leg 11 Mountain Bike CP 46

bike from East to West

Race Maps – Leg 11 Mountain Bike CP 46

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8Dec/13 16:27Off

Race Maps – Leg 11 Mountain Bike

trek from 44 to 45, then bike off the map SW

Race Maps – Leg 11 Mountain Bike

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8Dec/13 15:23Off

Thule with a 6-hour Lead

With the withdrawal of Seagate, Thule now enjoys a 6 hour lead over 2nd place Columbia Vidaraid. It’s uncertain whether…

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8Dec/13 15:19Off

Bananos de Costa Rica Make Dark Zone at 13:59!!

I can’t really top the headline, so I won’t try. Awesome effort!

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8Dec/13 15:14Off

Some thoughts on the race…

Some insights into the race from Adventure Lisa, longtime AR reporter from South Africa:

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8Dec/13 15:03Off

Neck and Neck for 3rd place

Tecnu and Quasarlontra are all even paddling the channel towards T10. Not far back are Adidas and BMS, with Merrell lurking

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8Dec/13 14:59Off

Colts make Dark Zone

With 5 minutes left, the Bivvy Colts flew into T8 to beat the dark zone. Good onya, lads (and lass)!!

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8Dec/13 14:48Off

Bivvy Colts Might Make Dark Zone

With 25 minutes until the dark zone closes access to the rafting, the Bivouac Colts are oh so close to making it

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8Dec/13 14:42Off

Fight for 4th Become Battle for Podium

With Seagate being forced to withdraw at the end of the paddle with badly infected feet, the tight 5-way battle…

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8Dec/13 14:39Off

Seagate Out of Race due to Feet

Just in from Randy Ericksen:

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8Dec/13 14:31Off

Some Seagate News

This from the ARWC Twitter feed:

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8Dec/13 14:16Off

Very Close for Bananos, Toyota, and Colts for Dark Zone

These two teams are trying desperately to make the dark zone cutoff at the rafting TA, which is at 1400. Bananos have …

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8Dec/13 13:58Off

Video – Trekking Down Chirripo

Courtesy Randy Ericksen.

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8Dec/13 13:18Off

Quasarlontra leads tight pack for 4th place

QL are about 7 minutes ahead of Tecnu, with BMS and Adidas not far back and Merrell closing ground slowly in 8th place…

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8Dec/13 13:02Off

Has Seagate Punctured a Boat?

That would account for their lack of movement. The CP is easy to find (it’s at the Lodge), they slept 2 hours before…

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8Dec/13 12:57Off

More Dark Zone Speculation

It looks like Mountain Hardwear might be the last team to make the 1400 cutoff at the TA. Bananos de Costa Rica might…

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8Dec/13 12:01Off

Race Instructions – Leg 11 Mountain Biking

Leg 11 MTB

Race Instructions – Leg 11 Mountain Biking

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8Dec/13 11:54Off

The Dark Zone Returns

Teams at the end of the trek and starting the bike are going to be looking at their watches, gauging whether or…

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8Dec/13 11:49Off

Troubles for Seagate at CP42

Seagate are in a spot of bother.

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8Dec/13 11:44Off

East Wind Having a Great Race

The only Japanese team is having themselves a fantastic race on one of the all-time toughest course and amidst..

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8Dec/13 11:36Off

Race Maps – CP44 to CP45/T11

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Race Maps – CP44 to CP45/T11

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8Dec/13 11:35Off

Race Maps – CP43/T10 to CP44

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Race Maps – CP43/T10 to CP44

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8Dec/13 11:27Off

Bivvy Colts Finish Trek

The Bivvies are sitting in 15th spot right now, biking towards the rafting leg. They had some difficulties on the trek…

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8Dec/13 10:36Off

Bones in 10th at Rafting Start

The American squad, winners of this year’s Gold Rush Mother Lode race in California, are holding on to …

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8Dec/13 09:56Off

Columbia Still in the Picture

The Spanish team is 2.5 hours or so behind Seagate, so is still in the hunt considering what is left to race…

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8Dec/13 09:51Off

Video – Thule Rafting

Thanks to Randy Ericksen (Legendaryrandyericksefilms).

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8Dec/13 09:47Off

Seagate Cut Into Lead

What was once as much as a 4 hour gap has been trimmed in the past couple of hours to something just over…

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8Dec/13 09:37Off

Top Tican Team is Rafting

Aerodiva have had themselves a very strong race and are now rafting along in 9th place. Anything…

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8Dec/13 09:30Off

Chase Pack are off the Rafts

The chasing group, unfortunately having their podium hopes all but dashed by the dark zone, have just embarked…

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8Dec/13 09:25Off

Thule shown on the trek, but…

There is a discrepancy between what is shown on the tracking map and what we see on the race map. According to …

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8Dec/13 07:32Off

Race Maps – CP42 to CP43/T10

Finally the last of the Tomcats

Race Maps – CP42 to CP43/T10

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8Dec/13 07:24Off

Race Maps – Near the End of the Paddle

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The end of the paddle. Almost.

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8Dec/13 07:16Off

How to Portage 2 Tomcats

This is genius. I love this sport!

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8Dec/13 07:12Off

Thule’s lead over 4 hours

The team has been taking turn sleeping in the boats, which is one thing the Tomcats are very good for:

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8Dec/13 07:03Off

Update from the Paddle Leader

This is from James with the Japanese film crew following the leaders:

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8Dec/13 06:43Off

Merrell Running to the River

The Merrell Adventure Addicts have finished their transition and are pelting down the road to the river to start…

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8Dec/13 06:42Off

Teams are Rafting!

We are just waiting for all trackers to update so that we can give you the start order and an idea of the time gaps

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8Dec/13 06:16Off

Dark Zone Teams are at the Rafts

Now we get the answer to the $64,000 question: how will rafting order and time gaps be accounted for with the dark zone restart…

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8Dec/13 06:13Off

Great Langdale Bunkhouse

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The only British team in the race now has the distinction of racing as the Lanterne Rouge. They are currently on the …

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8Dec/13 06:05Off

Race Instructions – Trekking leg 10

Leg 10 Trekking

Race Instructions – Trekking leg 10

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8Dec/13 06:00Off

…and They’re Off!!!

Quasarlontra’s tracker has just updated and show them most of the way down to the river. Again, we still don’t…

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8Dec/13 05:54Off

Merrell Arrive at Rafting TA

At 0435 the Addicts pulled into the rafting TA in 8th place, just as the dark zone is lifting. They will now have to transition …

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8Dec/13 05:48Off

Seagate with a Costly Mistake

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Just before midnight, Seagate wandered away from the Ocean up the wrong channel. They caught on fairly…

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8Dec/13 05:40Off

Merrell arriving at Rafting

Timing things nicely, the South African team slept at the previous TA rather than at the rafting one. A crafty move …

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8Dec/13 00:32Off

Breathe Mag hits the Dark Zone

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Signing off for a few hours of sleep. Want to be awake and caffeinated for when the real dark zone opens up this morning at 0430 local time.

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8Dec/13 00:23Off

Thule is Out-Paddling Seagate

Thule is now over 5 km ahead of Seagate. That is close to a 1 hour lead, meaning they have put 45 minutes …

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8Dec/13 00:17Off

Terrific Race Video

A wonderful look at the race so far from Wild Racers. It’s must-see video.

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8Dec/13 00:11Off

Something Wrong with Merrell? [updated]

The Addicts have been at the trek to bike TA for going on 6 hours now. It’s not likely to be medical, because…

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8Dec/13 00:00Off

Epic Ride for Epic Endurance

This is what a 7-hour stop looks like

With a much, much, MUCH slower than expected bike split for such a strong team, it’s clear that something happened to Epic Endurance…

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7Dec/13 23:50Off

Two More Teams Start the Trek

Dark Horse and Got No Sleep both left camp and started the climb up Chirripo, but then both…

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7Dec/13 23:42Off

Four teams now waiting for the Dark Zone

Quasarlontra and BMS have joined Tecnu and Adidas Terrex at the rafting TA. They have just…

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7Dec/13 22:21Off

Race Maps – Ocean-side Paddling 1&2

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The first two maps of the ocean channel paddle

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7Dec/13 22:04Off

Race Maps – paddling to the ocean channel

Paddling down to the Ocean

Paddling towards the Ocean

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7Dec/13 21:56Off

Race Maps – CP41/T9

The start of the final paddle

Race Maps – CP41/T9, the start of the 89km paddle

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7Dec/13 21:17Off

Lanterne Rouge Epic Endurance Reach Mid Camp

The Canucks have hung in there and recently made it to the mid camp for some well-deserved luxuries and…

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7Dec/13 20:36Off

Adidas and Tecnu Arrive at Rafting TA

Adidas came in just ahead of Tecnu, who trailed them by 5 minutes. Both teams will now have…

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7Dec/13 20:14Off

Thule Get to the Ocean Channel

Thule knows that this is where Seagate plans to overhaul them, and they are fighting tooth and nail to maintain …

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7Dec/13 20:04Off

Another Tecnu Sighting

News from Tecnu’s Facebook page.

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7Dec/13 20:01Off

AR School- How to Care for Humans II

AR self-care

More things that can go wrong with you or your team-mates.

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7Dec/13 19:57Off

AR School – How to Care for Humans

AR self-care

I give you my Eight Commandments for keeping adventure racers’ bodies functional…

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7Dec/13 19:34Off

Leanne at the End of the Trek

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Leanne reports from the medical check near the end of the trek.

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7Dec/13 17:47Off

Tight Battle for 4th

Right now, on the bike ride to the rafting, Adidas Terrex Prunesco is holding on to about a …

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7Dec/13 17:26Off

Tecnu Update

From Earring Doug:

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7Dec/13 17:14Off

Interview with Nathan Fa-aeve

Courtesy Randy Ericksen.

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7Dec/13 16:58Off

Seagate Closing Gap on Thule

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Bets on whether they catch them before the Ocean channel?

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7Dec/13 16:15Off

True AR Teamwork

AR teamwork in a nutshell

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7Dec/13 15:34Off

Adidas Terrax and Tecnu Finish Trek

times and gap for 4th and 5th

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7Dec/13 15:29Off

Seagate Sleeps, Thule Takes Lead

Seagate planned to sleep for 2 hours at the end of the rafting, which has allowed Thule to catch and…

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7Dec/13 15:20Off

Some Thoughts From the Leaders

Great little interview/report from Sleepmonsters.com

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7Dec/13 15:06Off

Race Instructions – Leg 9: Kayak

No going on the Ocean

The longest paddle of the race…at least distance-wise

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7Dec/13 15:04Off

The Battle for 4th Heats Up

It's a dogfight for 4th through 8th places

A visual of the battle for 4th…

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7Dec/13 14:59Off

No Time to be Made up on the Rafts

With a hull speed that makes the Tomcats look like sleek K-1 shells, the rafts in the two white water sections will be…

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7Dec/13 14:33Off

A Couple of Gutsy Teams

Taking on the trek come hell or high water.

Grifone Platja d’Aro and unranked Kinesium are showing just how tough and, well, adventurous…

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7Dec/13 14:17Off

Trek is NOT Closed

In an act of compassion and showing an understanding of what motivates many of these teams to attempt a race like this…

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7Dec/13 14:12Off

Why Everyone is Stopping at CP32

This is again from James on the ground, and explains why all the teams were stopping at CP32 before heading down into the valley.

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7Dec/13 14:09Off

1st Person Perspective of the Trek

This is from a friend James who was following the leaders on the trek for a Japanese film crew. Nice work if you can get it.

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7Dec/13 12:17Off

Seagate Done Rafting

The first place Kiwis have finished the rafting and will be transitioning to their beloved Tomcats momentarily…

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