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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.
RUN: Ultrarunner sets the 100 km record for the Americans at HOKA ONE ONE Race. Ultra runner Jim Walmsley from Arizona set a new record on Saturday and drove in the HOKA Project Carbon X 2 100K race.
He ran the 100K in 6:09:26, straight 11 seconds before the world recordand thus set a new American record. He ran a pace of 3:42 per km or 5:57 per mile. The distance and course were measured and pre-checked by the World Record Association. Read the full story Here.
SURF: Hawaii’s first women-only big wave competition. The Red Bull MagnitudeA big wave video competition for women will be held in the Hawaiian Islands until February 28, 2021.
To qualify, the surf must have sustained Hawaiian wave height of at least 15 feet. 24 female surfers from all over the world take part in this opening competition.
TRACK: Trackmith runner Nick Willis sets a longstanding sub-4 mile record. Nick Willis – an athlete experience manager at Tracksmith and runner from New Zealand – broke the world record for most consecutive years running miles under 4 minutes.
On January 19th he finished his impressive 19th year of the sub-4-minute race in a time of 3: 58.7. The previous record of 18 consecutive years held by John Walker, stands since 1990.
14ERS: African American veteran chases 14th summit target. Evan Gill, 27, has a mission to become the first African American veteran to reach all 58 Colorado 14s.
Gill wanders the peaks to raise awareness Vibe Tribe Adventures, a Denver-based 501c3 nonprofit owned by minorities that encourages black women, men, and youth to explore the great outdoors.
Upon completion, Gill will be the first African American veteran to accomplish this feat. He follows in the footsteps of Michael Richardson, who became the first African American to reach all the peaks in 1995.
TRAVEL: AWExpeditions announces the Mountaineering Scholarship Program 2021. After AWExpeditions had to postpone dozens of climbing and trekking expeditions in 2020, AWExpeditions is back.
The 2021 Summit Scholarship Program – a program for women designed to help break down barriers in the open air – is now accepting applications. The 2021 season will look slightly different, with a US-focused program that includes three expedition grants to clinics and climbs on the mountain. Shasta and Mt.Baker.
Several skiers injured, 1 seriously, after 2 chairlifts fell in a month
After two chairlifts from the same manufacturer fell off their cables, a specific chair component was subjected to a close inspection. Continue reading…