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The 2018 AR World Championships on Reunion Island Comes to a Close

The 2018 AR World Championships on Reunion Island Comes to a Close
The closing ceremonies for a remarkable 8 days of racing on Reunion Island took place at Village de Corail tonight.   The beach Read More

All Roads Lead to the Finish

All Roads Lead to the Finish
The last few days of bad weather on the Volcano have made the end of the race particularly hard for the teams at the back of the Read More

The Russians Are Coming –Slowly

The Russians Are Coming –Slowly
The two Russian teams in the race approached the finish today, looking close together on the tracking map, but as they were both moving Read More

Mixed Emotions on the Finish Line

Mixed Emotions on the Finish Line
More teams have been crossing the finish line of the AR World Championships this morning and I caught up with a couple of the teams with an Read More

Czech Republic and Estonia Take 4th and 5th

Czech Republic and Estonia Take 4th and 5th
The 4th team to cross the finish line at this year’s AR World Champs was ‘Black Hill Salomon Opava Net’ from the Czech Read More

On The Volcano With Team 20

On The Volcano With Team 20
The trek up and over the Piton de la Fournaise volcano is the centrepiece of this World Championship course and teams feel it’s the Read More

A Sprint Finish After 120 Hours of Racing

A Sprint Finish After 120 Hours of Racing
You wouldn’t think it’s likely to have a sprint finish in an expedition adventure race, not after 5 days of brutal racing, on a Read More

Avaya - Champions Again!

Avaya - Champions Again!
They said they were here to have fun and explore Reunion and that the result was secondary, that they had their doubts and were not Read More

The Denoument

The Denoument
For the leading teams at ARWC 2018 on Reunion Island the end is almost in sight and the top five teams should finish sometime tomorrow Read More

One Step At aTime

One Step At aTime
While the leaders paddle up the west coast towards an early morning finish tomorrow, a third of the teams in the race are still continuing Read More

Lost in the Land of the Volcano

Lost in the Land of the Volcano
All of the action on day 4 took place on the East Coast of Reunion, but in some very different locations as the field spread out.  The Read More

Conflict at TA2

Conflict at TA2
This morning two teams, who camped out overnight on the River Marsouins, arrived at Transition two at the football field in Saint Benoit, Read More

Chasing Shadows in the Canyons

Chasing Shadows in the Canyons
Teams slow down in the dark, but if it’s a Dark Zone they have to stop altogether as its deemed unsafe to continue.  So beating Read More

All To Play For On Day 3

All To Play For On Day 3
Losing mere minutes may have devastating consequences tomorrow. After an epic first leg of 106kms of mountain hiking and nearly 8000m of Read More

Through the Forests To TA1

Through the Forests To TA1
Day two, and for all of the teams it was still about finishing the first leg of the race, the mighty 106km mountain trek.  Most teams Read More

The South African View

The South African View
On the morning of day 2 of the race I caught up with the Olympus Red Ants team from South Africa and briefly with the Merrell Adventure Read More

The Circle of the Cirques

The Circle of the Cirques
Into the second day of the race the first stage continues as the teams travel through the 3 vast collapsed volcano craters which are such a Read More

Night Stop at The Pool

Night Stop at The Pool
With teams running well ahead of the predicted fastest times the leaders arrived at CP4, at the swimming pool in the town of Cilaos before Read More

Straight Off The Track

Straight Off The Track
Teams woke this morning to a fine morning at Hell Bourg, with daylight coming around 5.30am. Some said they’d been a little cold on Read More

Hot Wheels and High Fives – The Prologue

Hot Wheels and High Fives – The Prologue
As teams approached the village of Hell Bourg, the venue for the stat and prologue they got their first real look at the vertiginous Read More

Exploration and Magic – The Race Director' View

Exploration and Magic – The Race Director' View
I took the opportunity to talk to Race Director Pascal Bahuaud this morning in the race office, while all around us the Raid in France Read More

Lots To Think About After The Race Briefing

Lots To Think About After The Race Briefing
As teams checked in for today’s race briefing they were given 3 sheets of paper with a course profile, a summary of the stages and a Read More

Village Life

Village Life
The atmosphere at the race HQ for ARWC2018 is relaxed compared to most previous World Champs, but it would be hard to be anything else in Read More

Champions And Contenders For The World Title

Champions And Contenders For The World Title
The team list for ARWC 2018-Reunion has 64 names on it. Some are there for the experience, some have won a place as a World Series race Read More

How To Follow ARWC 2018

How To Follow ARWC 2018
SleepMonsters will be working with the ARWS on the live race coverage, and you can read all the stories and news from Rob Howard right here Read More

’l’île Intense’ Welcomes The Adventure Racing World Championships

’l’île Intense’ Welcomes The Adventure Racing World ...
In an expedition adventure race the competitors cram in so many intense experiences and emotions they lose track of time completely, the Read More

Merrell Prepare For UPHILL Challenge at Champs

Merrell Prepare For UPHILL Challenge at Champs
Merrell Adventure Addicts will be lining up amongst the world’s finest Adventure Racing teams at the start inside an old volcano on Read More

The ARWC Guide to Reunion Island

The ARWC Guide to Reunion Island
When Reunion Island was announced as the venue for the 2018 AR World Champs the response was most likely, ‘Where?’ followed by Read More

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