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Discussion: ARWC 2018 - Réunion Island

in: Adventure Racing; General

Apr 24, 2018 3:48 AM # 
Might as well get this started! :) Here's a press release from the organizers. The route will be "very autonomy and adventure-typed".
Apr 24, 2018 5:03 PM # 
bonus points for getting the accent right!
Apr 24, 2018 7:24 PM # 
Mr Wonderful:
The approximate outer loop is shorter than some recent ARWC bike legs! (No judgment, just got curious and checked).
Apr 25, 2018 5:38 PM # 
Maybe there will be a paddle to Mauritius...and back.
Apr 25, 2018 8:41 PM # 
I like the way you think!

For those who don't know, Réunion Island is the site of a well-known Ultra Trail World Tour event. The 100 mile race, La Diagonale des Fous, weaves through the mountains from the south coast to the north coast. A typical 100 mile trail race has a time limit of 30-34 hours but this race has a time cut-off around 64 hours, which gives you an idea of the trails. Supposedly, the terrain is "brutal" and organizers don't permit poles in spite of 9,500+ meters of climb and slippery mud.
Apr 26, 2018 12:11 PM # 
Team list so far - no Canadians and only one U.S. team: Bones.

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