Big news today in the world of adventure racing, as the organizers of Adventure Week 2009 have announced that legendary endurance athlete Ian Adamson will not only be on hand for the festivities, but will also come out of retirement to race The Crux and The Crucible, two of the races scheduled to take place next June during the week look event.
Adamson is the must successful adventure racer in history, having won more than 20 world championship race and numerous other events. Over his illustrious career he has won the Eco-Challenge (3 times), Primal Quest (3 times), the AR World Championship and Raid World Championship (2 times each), and the Southern Traverse, amongst others. He is also a three time record holder for endurance kayaking, and holds the current record of 262 miles in 24 hours.
Adventure Week 2009 is scheduled to take place from June 5 to June 14 in Farragut State Park, near Coeur d’Alene, ID. Over the course of the event, more than 20 races and other competitions will take place, including the Xterra Farragut, a qualifier for the Xterra Nationals, the Deepwater Ultra, which will serve as a qualifier for the Western States, and the newly added Beaches to Boulders trail runs.
It seems that Ian won’t be the only big name AR personality to appear at Adventure Week either. The latest press release hints at “huge announcements on other guests and cool stuff within the next two weeks”, so expect more good things following the holidays. This event is really shaping up nicely and looks like it’s going to be a blast!
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