What is it like to race as the first place team? Take a look at the Expedition Oregon 2018 Race Report of Sanna and Lina El Kott of Leki/Merrell.
Since we like to write and tell stories, this is like a little novel. So take your time, sit back and enjoy our little trip to the states. It might inspire you for your own quests. So Long story long! ;)
Our team Leki/Merrell arrived in Bend a few days prior to the race. We had plenty of time to discover the surroundings, test packrafting and train our skills together. Micke is a true orienteer, but totally new in Adventure Race. Lars is also a good navigator, and long experiences from Adventure racing. Lina and I were the semi ones. Quite much experiences of miserable conditions, that you actually can go through in a couple of hours and finish strong. So mentality I would say is our strong side.
It will hurt, it will be tough, it might be some of the worst things you’ll experience. BUT still, it will be some of the most memorable moments in life, some unforgettable views up on the mountains, some adrenaline kicks you don’t want to be without, and untouched nature only you and your team will see in that very moment. Just the fact that we will be out there in the wild moving for own machine made me shiver. What else is better?!
Read the rest of their report here.