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Australian Champions are ready for One Water Race

Press Release / 16.03.2022See All Event Posts Follow Event
Team Australia ready for One Water Race
Team Australia ready for One Water Race

Australia's top adventure racers are now ready for One Water Race, the world's toughest endurance race, taking place from 23-25 August 2022. Team No 8,' Australia' is a team with some of the world's best endurance racers with highly respected wins in all disciplines. These include  Eco Challenge, World XTERRA Championship, Adventure Racing World Championship, World Rogaining Championship and Ironman World Championship.

The first official One Water Race, is a new concept that strives to establish the world's toughest endurance race. The racers will face one of humanity's toughest challenges, over land and sea, racing 250 km through the Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden. It's a new era in endurance racing and climate activation - all for the benefit of our world waters and the award of $100,000 in prize money.

"We are honored to have this team, it’s a respectful participation that takes the race to the highest professional level. However, the challenge is unique and it will be interesting to see how they can master the terrain and conditions in the Stockholm archipelago, says Thomas Ogander.

"It’s been a long time since I’ve felt daunted by the huge challenge of an event like One Water Race. Competing against teams from around the world in a new event format is the type of challenge I’ve always been looking for. Our goal is to prove that we have the background to not only finish the race, but to excel in it," said Rob Preston.

One Water Race is adapted for a maximum of 10 teams, each team consists of 3 racers and a team captain, with both sexes needing to be represented and be out on the course the entire time. One Water Race wants to reward the racers for the extreme effort required with one of the highest prize money in endurance racing, $ 100,000.

Team No 8, Australia

Rob Preston, 43, Gippsland, Australia

Elizabeth Dornom, 41, Melbourne, Australia

Ben Allen, 37, Wollongong, Australia

Team Captain, TBD

Race Credits for Team No 8, Australia

Rob Preston

  • 15 years Australian Orienteering team member
  • 2 Orienteering World Championships, multiple World Cup events
  • 25 Expedition Adventure Race finishes around the world
  • 2011 Oceania Orienteering Champion
  • 2016 World Rogaining Champion (24 hrs Orienteering, 1st place/mixed, 2nd place overall)
  • 2016 Adventure Racing World Championship (2nd place)
  • 2017 Adventure Racing World Championship (3rd place)
  • 2018 Coast to Coast World Multisport Championship (10th place)
  • 2019 Eco Challenge, Fiji (3rd place)

Elizabeth Dornom

  • Multiple 24/48 hrs Adventure Races
  • Multiple Adventure Racing World Championships
  • 2013 Ironman World Championship, Kona
  • 2015 Ironman World Championship, Kona
  • 2018 Kathmandu Coast to Coast (8th place, women)
  • 2019 Eco Challenge, Fiji (7th place)
  • 2019 National Series Champion, Adventure Racing

Ben Allen

  • Multiple 24/48 hrs Adventure Races
  • Multiple Adventure Racing World Championships
  • 21x XTERRA World Cup Championships
  • 3x World XTERRA Championship podium
  • 5x National Off-road Triathlon Champion
  • National Adventure race Champion
  • National Aquathlon Champion

Prize money:  USD 100,000

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