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Brits Team The North Face are up into 13th place as the field is decimated by retirements in one of the toughest adventure races ever
Posted: 17 October 2002
The 2002 Eco Challenge in Fiji has reached its seventh day and
according to latest reports it's retirement carnage out there with
over 50 of the original starters out of the race leaving just 27
still in the running.
Happily those 27 include two British outfits, Team The North Face
Kona, who are now lying in 13th position overall, and Team A-TEK
further down the field in their first Eco Challenge. Apparenlty the
severity of the course may be down to recent criticism that the event
was getting too soft for its own good.
Meanwhile up front the clear leaders are New Zelanders Team
Seagate.com NZ and according to the official leaderboard on the
Eco Challenge web
site, they have a two-and-a-half hour lead over their nearest
rivals. The official site is the best source of photos and general
news plus latest rankings, but for information on the UK and Irish
teams and a less biased view of the event, the Two Steves - the
Trinnie and whatnot of adventure racing - on Sleepmonsters
can't be beat.
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