Posts tagged adventure racing
Eco Challenge Fiji

After getting out of high school having watched that whole thing unfold for the past six years, then moving on to collegiate running and in turn graduating from college—during which time the Eco Challenge ended as Mark Burnett moved on to create Survivor—I thought, “Oh, it’s never going to happen again.” So throughout my adventure racing career after college, I had given up hope that the Eco Challenge would ever be a possibility for me. When I heard it was announced last year that there would be an Eco Challenge—the very thing I had yearned for in my youth—I dropped everything. The race a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you just cannot pass those up. Ever. Period.

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2013 Adventure Racing National Championship

700 hours of exercise this year alone.  That's nearly a continuous month--night and day.  None of that mentions the eight year of competitive distance running before that.  Nearly half of my life, I've been heavily involved in endurance sports.  It is as much a piece of me as my name, as my hair color, as my family.  Many might dismiss it as a hobby or liken it to a passing interest, and even close relatives and friends suggested that my love for the sport was the source of my relationship problems.  I regret I came to believe them and for two years I abandoned the sport.  It was grossly ignorant.

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