Over the weekend the Gold Rush Mother Lode Adventure Race came to a close with Team Tecnu Extreme – Staphaseptic taking the win. The team, which consists of racers Liza Pye, Brian Schmitz, Kyle Peter, and Marco Rossini, finished more than four hours ahead of second place Team Gearjunkie.com/YogaSlackers and Dart-Nuun, who took third place.
The four-day long event was conducted on a 307 mile (494 km) course through the Sierra Mountains in California that provided plenty of challenges to go along with the breathtaking scenery. The coed teams of four hiked, mountain biked, and paddled, while their navigational skills were put to the test. They even faced a 600-foot rappel along the way as well.
The Mother Lode was one of just two North American qualifiers for the Adventure Racing World Championship, which will be held in Tasmania this November. With their win, Tecnu Extreme has earned an automatic entry into that race, which will feature a 700km (435 mile) course and more than a week of racing.
Congrats to Tecnu Extreme on pulling of the win and good luck in the AR World Championship.
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