Thule win Adventure Racing Worlds

168 hours and 23 minutes to complete the 850k course that visited both the Northern and Southern borders of Costa Rica, climbed the highest mountain in the country (Cerro Chirripo 3,800m), and saw both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. …

Thule Adventure Team won in 2011 (Tasmania) and this year. (RESULTS)

Costa Rica was a brutal race.

Click PLAY or watch Part 1 on Vimeo.

Click PLAY or watch Part 2 on Vimeo.

The AR World Championship in 2014 will be hosted in Ecuador.

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Ironfan South Africa

It was fun hanging out with the REAL athletes, once again.

Ironfan

Here are some of the Ironman South Africa competitors staying at my hostel in Port Elizabeth. All finishers.

finishers

official Race ReportSchildknecht and Donavan reign at Spec-Savers IRONMAN South Africa 2013

Tom Brokaw Explains Canada To Americans

Update. NBC pulled this excellent video. I was surprised to see that CBC linked to it. That link is no longer working, either.

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This pre-Olympic fluff piece aired in the States Feb. 12th.

It’s gone viral since, one of the many positives about Canada hosting the Winter Games.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube (6min).

related – Tom Brokaw video a U.S. ‘love letter’ to Canada

Thanks Rockin’

curling the “least cool” Olympic Sport

Last week I roomed with former Navy Seal, Actor, Model and Personal Fitness Trainer Cliff Parks.

He’d rather watch a Lakers NBA game on TV (without Kobe) than the Winter Olympics. When I asked Cliff what goofy Olympic sport was the “least cool” his answer was definitive … CURLING.

What! … Who else thinks chick magnet Olympic Champion Kevin Martin isn’t cool?


And what about the Norwegian fashion statement. A highlight of the Games. Their pants Facebook page has hundreds of thousands of fans.

Cliff simply doesn’t understand curling. The Onion explains it:

… DOYLESTOWN, PA—After three hours of watching Canada take on Denmark in women’s curling Friday, regulars at the Cargo Grill in suburban Pennsylvania felt they had the rules and traditions of the sport sufficiently sussed out. “We basically think it’s like horseshoes but with ice,” bar patron Jim Comito said of the 500-year old sport. “The middle part of the bull’s-eye thing is worth two points unless they both get their pot-looking thing in the middle. Tommy said they use the brooms to clear little ice particles out of the way, but I still think it’s a static electricity thing.” By the tenth end, the entire bar felt they had enough information at their disposal to chant “Curl! Curl! Curl!” at the television.

Bar Thinks They Have Curling Figured Out

Curling not cool … Gosh golly, Cliff. Get with the 19th century!