Adventure Sports Week 2009 came to an end on Sunday, concluding a busy week that included 25 races and various clinics, spread out over two weekends and held at Farragut State Park near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The event was capped with a two day adventure race dubbed The Crux and The Crucible which was won by Team Nike Beaver Creek. Captained by adventure racing legend Mike Kloser, who was joined by Gretchen Reeves and Jay Henry, Nike was considered the favorite heading into the weekend, but according to a race report over at BestHike.com, it was far from easy for trio. Apparently, anything and everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, and in spite of that, the team still managed to win, although they were pushed to the brink by Team Life Cycle, made up of Jared Hanly, Roger Viollette and Ian Hoag. In the end, Nike edged Live Cycle by just one point to claim the victory.
Curious as to what went down in ASW 2009 but weren’t able to attend? You’re in luck, as Best Hike’s Rick McCharles has put together a nice little video montage of some of the events and action. Check it out below. Looks like it was a great event from start to finish, and I hope it was a huge success for everyone involved.
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