Monday, August 18, 2014

Yogaslackers Win Expedition Idaho Adventure Race

Just a quick update this morning on the Expedition Idaho adventure race that wrapped up yesterday on Silver Mountain. After covering nearly 500 miles of rough terrain on foot, mountain bike, and kayak, Team Yogaslackers managed to hold off Team Peaked Sports for the win. It was a battle that came down to the wire, but the more experienced team edged out the locals, reaching the finish line with hundreds of fans cheering them on at the local Blues and Brews fest yesterday.

Heading into the race, the Yogaslackers were the prohibitive favorites, in part because of their years of adventure racing experience in big events. But the team had a difficult time shaking the local Idaho team, which raced efficiently throughout the week of the race. All of the other teams ended up having to be converted over to the "sport" course as they gave up time, and it became clear that they wouldn't be able to finish the full race. This left just the Yogaslackers and Peaked Sports to battle it out for the top spots on the podium.

With the race now wrapped up, event organizers will look ahead to next summer, when they'll launch the first ever Expedition Alaska adventure race. More details in that event will be forthcoming, but we do know that the field will be limited to just 20 team, who will be racing for seven days on what promises to be one of the most stunning courses in adventure racing history. Stay tuned for more info on that race as it develops.

Congrats to the 'Slackers on another great race. It was well deserved win.

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