The Adventure Racing World Championship gets underway on Sunday in Portugal, with the top teams from around the globe preparing to race across a challenging course that could stretch 500 miles in length. The co-ed teams of four will be trekking, mountain biking, and paddling non-stop through some of the most challenging terrain in Europe.
Defending champions Orion Health will be on hand, coming off a huge win at Primal Quest earlier this year. They’ll be pushed to the limits however, as the field is deep, with contenders from around the globe, such as nuun-FeedTheMachine and Quechua of France.
The teams have begun to arrive at the start location on the Estoril Coast in Portugal, and will be going through mandatory gear checks and skills testing over the next few days. They’ll also be introduced to the media, and have plenty of fun activities to keep them occupied until Sunday, when the race officially gets underway with a 10 AM local time start. It will then run through Friday, with six incredibly challenging days of racing.
I’ll post updates on this event as it unfolds next week. Looks like it should be a great race. Wish I were there! 🙂
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