Sunday, June 29, 2008
Nike takes 1st, DART-nuun fighting for 3rd
Team NIKE crosses the finish line in 1st Place...again!
Adventure racing homie Donato from Team Dirty Avocados jokingly calls out Race Director and retired SEAL Team 6 counterterrorism commando Don Mann.
Who will it be? DART-nuun or Bones?
Go to www.ecoprimalquest.com and click on "Tracking".
You will get a LIVE GPS location on a Google Earth map
of DART-nuun's location.
Our DART-nuun teammates have been racing neck and neck with Team BONES for over 400 miles. I can only imagine how exhausted they must be as they race towards the finish line. Racing at this elevation, for 520 miles, will destroy your body, lungs and mind...far beyond what most could imagine. DART-nuun and Bones are both very experienced teams & fixtures on the West Coast adventure racing scene.
Send your prayers and good vibes out to both of these teams!
On Saturday, prohibitive favorite Team NIKE ran away with an absolutely dominating win. Merrell-Zanfel is about to finish in 2nd place with a 12hr plus lead on DART-nuun and Bones.
Clearly, the most exciting part of the race is the suicidal pace for 3rd!
This race is adventure racing at its purest. Retired Navy SEAL officer Don Mann, the organizer, took out a 2nd mortgage on his own home to make this race happen (just like he did for the Beast 2000 which was ousted by Eco Challenge...remember?).
Send some shout-outs to the website if you get time. These folks sacrificed and poured their souls into the race with very little outside investment.