Expedition style Adventure Racing is far from the public and in the middle of nowhere. Reporting on these grueling 6 to 10 day races so that family, friends and fans can follow the race as it unfolds, is incredibly difficult. Following the teams in the wilderness to report on their progress takes an exceptional athlete and documentarian.
At the beginning of December you will find Randy Ericksen in the middle of Costa Rica following and recording teams at the Adventure Racing World Championship. He will be on the trails and rivers, on the mountain peaks and in the valleys. Traveling with a camera, he will document the best adventure racers in the world. To keep up with these uber-athletes you have to be a great racer yourself. Randy certainly has the credentials.
He was a professional road bike racer, qualified for the World Championship on the track (5K pursuit) and won his age group in the 24 hour mountain bike World Championship. He has run lots of ultra-trail races and was a really good regional triathlete. Randy has competed in numerous multi-day adventure races all around the world. Not only can he keep up with these teams but he has great insight as to what they are going through. This allows him to report the race in a way no one else can.
Randy will specifically be following Team Thule from Sweden, the 2011 AR World Championships. Thule is one of the favorites for the 2013 title. Randy will also be reporting on other teams as he runs across them, including teams sporting Barkies from Barking Frogs. Team Bones and Leki 50( with Mark Lattanzi previous Team BFrog racer) from United States and Selva-Kailash from Brazil (with Jennifer Moos another Team BFrogs member)
Barking Frogs is proud to have Randy Ericksen as our newest Ambassador. Follow Randy on this various adventures as he covers some of the greatest athletes in the world.
Using the on the ground reports from Randy as well as gathering reports from other sources, Barking Frogs Ambassador Mike Chastaine will be reporting to you on the World Championship. Stay tuned to Facebook and twitter as the race unfolds.