The aforementioned is merely an introduction to things to expect on the run, bike and paddle sections in an adventure race. It omits the intangibles such as team chemistry, the worst of which will trump the best preparation and the most expensive gear in any race, and the best of which will do much to create a lasting memory regardless of your position at the finish.
– Brad Pennington is a national level ICF K1 kayak marathoner and is the champion of the 2008 Yukon River Quest, the world’s longest kayak race totaling 460-miles. He was also the 2007 Texas Kayak Athlete (solo) of the Year.
In addition, Brad has also competed in the Eco-Challenge, Raid Gauloises/World Championship, and nine editions of the Raid World Cup, the global qualifying circuit for the Raid Gauloises. His first hand accounts of some of these races have been published in magazines around the world, including Forbes, Forbes Global, and Outside.com. Brad resides in Houston, Texas.
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