Thursday, July 16, 2015

Adventure Racer Looking to Set Record for Youngest to Complete Expedition Race

The Cameco Cowboy Tough expedition adventure race is set to get underway today in Wyoming. The 360+ mile long event will take place over four days, with teams of two and four going head to head against one another on foot, mountain bike, and kayak. The race, which is a qualifier for the Adventure Racing World Championships in Brazil this November, features some of the top teams in the world, including the YogaSlackers, NYRA, and Team Tecnu, which recently won Expedition Alaska.

One of the racers taking part in Cowboy Tough is looking to do more than just race with those top teams however. 14-year old Hunter Leninger – who is a part of Team Florida Xtreme – wants to set a new record for being the youngest person to complete an expedition length adventure race, something that is challenging for racers more than twice his age.

Hunter is no stranger to AR. He has taken part in more than 20 shorter events over the past seven years, and even completed a three-day race at the age of 12. During that time he has been gaining valuable experience, and we're told that his goal has now shifted away from simply completing the race to actually winning it.

You'll be able to follow Hunter's efforts on his Facebook page, and the race itself on the Cowboy Tough website. Good luck to Hunter and all of the other racers too.

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