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Adventure racing was born in New Zealand just over 25 years ago. Today, New Zealanders continue to excel. For the first time, this book spans the full journey, starting with the influence of the iconic Alpine Iron Man and the mighty Coast to Coast. All the great adventure races are here: Grand Traverse, Raid Gauloises, Southern Traverse, Eco-Challenge, Adventure Racing World Championships, Primal Quest, GODZone and many more. So are the leading names: John Howard, Steve Gurney, Kathy Lynch, Kristina Anglem, Richard Ussher, Stuart Lynch, Nathan Fa’avae, Chris Forne, Sophie Hart and more. Plus there’s exploration into the fun and importance of New Zealand’s local races. So leap in. Learn the inside story of the sport. Check out stunning photos. Above all, let it inspire your own adventure.
Jim Robinson has been a journalist and advertising copywriter since the late-1980s. He has reported widely on cycling, multisport, trail running and many other topics, gaining a Canon Media Award in 2011 and a Qantas Media Award in 2008. He has written one previous book, a biography of Maori cyclist Bill Pratney: Never Say Die (Kennett Bros). Robinson’s own sport has seen more than 30 years of enthusiasm for running, road cycling and mountain biking. In the mid-2000s, he learned how to paddle, took up multisport and still races.
210 x 275mm, 168 pages, paperback, full colour throughout