COVID Cancels North Pole, Lifetime Blasts On-line Health, And Extra: Journey Information Of The Week

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From inspiring to tragic, Adventure News of the Week presents a round-up of the top news in the world of exploration and adventure.

CYCLE: Rapha strengthens the list of female athletes and creates a women-specific channel. Rapha has added three great cyclists to its collective, including Lael Wilcox and Sarah Sturm (and Maghalie Rochette, who signed in 2020). To amplify the voices of female cyclists, Rapha also has one women-specific social media channel.

RACE: Duluth Sled Dog Marathon continues despite pandemic. “Social distancing isn’t difficult when you’re riding a 300 mile trail.” wrote the Star Tribune. The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota will continue despite COVID-19. The race started yesterday. The top eight participants in the marathon and middle distance races share a purse of $ 20,000.

John Beargrease Sled Dog RaceCredit: Holly Kuchera

FITNESS: Lifetime begins in 2021 with a database of over 1,000 classes. Life Time announced today that it has hit a record-breaking list of “1,000+ yoga, cycling, and strength / cardio classes per week”. Life Time classes are offered at Life Time fitness clubs and online to Life Time digital subscribers.

WINTER: North Pole season canceled. The North Pole season on Barneo ice camp was canceled, polar guide Eric Philips told ExplorersWeb. This is the third season teams cannot travel to the North Pole. The coronavirus reached the North Pole in August 2020, and Antarctica had its first fall in December.

DONATIONS: Ascent Protein donates to Service Dogs for Veterans Organization. This week Ascent Protein announced a donation of $ 22,000 Patriot PAWS, a non-profit service organization dedicated to training service dogs to support and assist veterans.

Denver-based Ascent brand has also partnered with Colorado-born runner Christian McCaffrey to launch a Veterans Day campaign pledging to donate 20% of Ascent profits to Patriot PAWS.

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