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Inov-8 Descent+ Race – Kitzbühel Austria, 17th Olympus Marathon, La Fausto Copi, Outdoor Sports Show Ep.10 and a talk with Ryan Sandes

Inov-8 Descent+ Race – Kitzbühel Austria
The amazing INOV-8 Descent race in Kitzbühel, Austria is a 2 person team event starting from the start gate at the top of the Hahnenkamm mountain and down and up through the notorious Mausefalle (mousetrap). It’s one of the world’s toughest downhill slopes (80% descent) – the famous Streif. One athlete per team runs through the gates and down the slope and the second team member runs up. The combined time is the final time.

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Ryan Sandes – Lessons from All or Nothing
‘Everything you do shapes you and has an impact on your life’ – Ryan Sandes
13 years as a professional athlete has allowed Ryan Sandes to experience some of the highest highs and some of the most challenging experiences of his life. Amidst achievements like winning Western States Endurance Run 100 mile and crossing Nepal in a Fastest Known Time (FKT) a journey of 1504km, 70,100m of elevation gain in a time of 25 days, 4 hours and 24 minutes along a version of the Great Himalayan Trail with Ryno Griesel, working alongside various foundations and becoming a father, Ryan has spent a lot of time getting grounded by the sport of trail running.

17th Olympus Marathon 2021
The mythical mountain of Gods welcomes its conquerors for the 17th time. Athletes from around the globe, gave their best effort, to run one of the most spectacular races in the world. Climbing from sea level, to the top of the tallest mountain of Greece. Mountain Olympos.

The Outdoor Sports Show – Episode 10
We start this episode following all the action from one of the most thrilling triathlon series, XTERRA Short Track in France. Next, we travel to The Balearic Island of Mallorca, where the Mallorca 140.6 Triathlon was held for the first time. We then move to Melgaço, Portugal for another stop of the ultimate hiking tour, the Highlander. Then we change country and terrain heading to Osijek, Croatia for the 22nd edition of the Pannonian Challenge. Then Switzerland for the Paragliding World Cup Superfinal. We finish this episode with the discovery of Sambo, a Russian martial art.

La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio
The Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio is a gran fondo cycling race that starts at the foot of the Italian alps in Cuneo and winds its way for 177 km with over 4 thousand meters of climbs up mountains and over Colle Fauniera – on the same roads as the Tour and the Giro – all in memory of the one of the most famous Italian cyclists – Fausto Coppi

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Marathon Des Sables, Courtney Dauwalter, GCI UK Challenge, Race to the Rock and Xterra Adventures China

Marathon Des Sables 2021

The MARATHON DES SABLES is a foot race, open to runners and walkers, with several stages, free style, and with food self-sufficiency over a distance of about 250 Km. Each participant must carry his/herown backpack containing food, sleeping gear and other material. After three postponements, the 35th MARATHON DES SABLES finally started in the southern Moroccan Sahara. It features 672 competitors, whose goal is to make it to the finish line.

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Courtney Dauwalter
With a record surpassing most athletes in the sport of ultra running, Courtney, has a few super powers, one being her ability to have a great laugh and another being her ability to be humble and simply human.

Race to the Rock
The Race to the Rock is an annual unsupported ultra-distance bicycle race through the Australian Outback. Unlike stage races, ultra-distance races start and run continuously until the competitors finish the race, forcing them to make such strategic choices as whether it would be better to take time to eat or sleep, or to sacrifice those things and press on.The course varies every year, but finishes at Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, and has been so gruelling that only a very small percentage of the competitors have ever finished the race. Roads are mostly unsealed, with limited water supplies, and stretches of 400-500 kilometres at times with no food resupply available.

CGI UK Challenge 2021
The stunning Lake District in England is the venue as more than 100 teams take on 3 days of physical and mental challenges, ranging from running and canoeing to anagrams and riddles, testing every core skill of both body and mind. Fitness is essential, but not enough – teams will need patience, strategy, intelligence and teamwork to succeed.

Xterra Adventures 2021 Episode 3 – China
XTERRA races have long been known to be held in some of the most beautiful places on the planet. In a country of 3.7 million square miles with 9,000 miles of coastline, seven mountain peaks over 8,000 meters, more than 2,800 natural lakes, and almost a quarter of the nation’s land mass covered in forest, the natural beauty of China leaves nothing to spare. With all this outdoor space, it’s easy to see why adventure sports are seeing a massive rise in popularity among the Chinese population. XTERRA, with its growing international community, couldn’t wait to join in all the beauty and excitement China and its athletes have to offer.

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Ultra Vegans The Film, UTMB 2021 running & being, Super League Triathlon Jersey, Swiss Epic and a nice podcast about Tough Mudder

Ultra Vegans
For endurance athletes, getting the right diet can make the difference between success and failure. Many are now choosing to adopt a plant based regime and they are witnessing some remarkable results in terms of performance and recovery. Athletes, fitness coaches, sports nutritionists, ultra runners are sharing with us their experience and conviction wether they are motivated by self performance or animal wellfare.

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ETM Recap
Luke and Jack look back on last weekends ETM exploits. Massive shout out to Bacx nutrition for keeping us going.

UTMB Week 2021 – Running And Being
The UTMB week brings together thousands of enthusiasts who come to participate in one of the races of the world’s largest trail running event. Beyond the elites, it is often ordinary people who have come to experience extraordinary stories with family or friends. Passion, sharing, pleasure and surpassing oneself are at the heart of this documentary.

Super League Triathlon Championship Series – Race #3 Jersey
Super League Triathlon is heading to Jersey for the fourth time as the spiritual home of the Championship Series welcomes back the best athletes in the sport. Jersey is a firm favourite on the Super League calendar, with many of the athletes describing it as their favourite race location in the world. The format of the race is the Enduro which is considered the most brutal format of all. Requiring endurance and tactics, the Enduro is a non-stop burst of nine back-to-back triathlon disciplines without any breaks. The easiest way to think about it is swim-bike-run repeated continuously three times in a row.

Swiss Epic 2021
the Swiss Epic is one of the MTB Epic Series’ flagship Legend events. The five-day stage race takes in 327 kilometres on its route from St. Moritz to La Prese, in Valposchiavo, before concluding in Davos. Teams familiar with racing in Graubünden will be aware of the volume of climbing the canton delivers, and the 2021 edition is no different in that regard. A demanding 11 000 metres of climbing separate the start, in St. Moritz, from the final finish line, in Davos. Remarkably, though, the accumulated metres of descent outnumber the ascent. A total of 12 700 metres of downhill forest roads, flow trails and natural singletracks await the 400 teams who will be taking on the challenge of the 2021 Swiss Epic in Graubünden.

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Super League Triathlon London, Best of UTMB week 2021, Fastpacking the Rockwall Trail, Kite Masters ep.2 and a talk with the founder of Bacx

Super League Triathlon Championship Series – Race #1 London
Super League Triathlon’s blockbuster 2021 Championship Series kicks-off in style as London plays host to the best triathletes in the world and delivers a homecoming party for Olympic heroes. The race follows the spectaculor, intense and fun to watch Triple Mix format whith athletes doing 3 times 300m swim, 4km bike and 1.6km run in different orders.

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BACX
Luke & Jack talk to Jason owner & founder of BACX.
BACX is all plant-based performance & endurance fuel, this has been created after Jason’s own endurance adventures lead to him looking to create the best product to keep you energised while your active! We chat about his journey creating the product and who would benefit for using it

Best Of UTMB Week 2021
Watch the very best moments of UTMB Week 2021 with highlights of TDS, OCC, CCC and UTMB races. Everything you need to know about this incredible week including major race facts, rankings and much more.

Fastpacking the Rockwall Trail
The Rockwall Trail located in the Rocky Mountains on British Columbia’s Eastern border in Kootenay National Park is about 56 km long and follows the base of a massive limestone cliff wall for which it’s named. While it’s possible to run the trail in single a day, we decided to fastpack the route over two days in the summer of 2020.

Kite Masters 2021 Episode 2
In this episode we travel to Gizzeria’s Hang Loose Beach, the electrifying, made-to-order venue for Kitesurfing. Every year riders from over the world gather to take part in one of the most thrilling sporting events. Famous for its world class sailing conditions but also renowned for its great facilities, the mouth-watering traditional Calabrian food along with its nightlife, Hang Loose Beach is a fantastic spot, not only for the athletes but also their friends and families.

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UTMB Week 2021, The Outdoor Sports Show ep7, Aliquam or the passion for scuba diving, Revolve24 year two and an exciting talk with Matt Brooke

UTMB Week 2021
After skipping one year, the UTMB is back and fully covered on HorizonSports with daily news and highlights. You won’t miss anything from this mythical trail running event. The top runners are all here – Xavier Thevenard, François D’Haene, Jim Walmsley, Tim Tollefson, Courtney Dauwalter, Ragna Debats and many others. All the action is always available on HorizonSports – on all your devices!

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Matt Brooke
Tough Mudder & Spartan UK General Manager Matt Brooke joins us in the podcast to talk about what happened to the Tough Mudder Scotland event and the last-minute cancellation. We also find out the plan for the rest of this difficult season.

The Outdoor Sports Show 2021 Episode 7
We start in Italy to take in all of the action at the XTERRA Short Track though the majestic and picturesque streets of Toscolano-Maderno.Then we stay in triathlon but we travel to Mallorca to preview a unique triathlon experience. From Spain we move to France to follow one of the most majestic trail running events in the west of Europe, the Var Verdon Canyon Challenge. From trail running we turn to hiking in order to learn more about the ultimate hiking experience : Highlander, Adventure of a lifetime. Then we follow all of the action from the Haute Route in Crans Montana, Switzerland. We end with some information about the response international sports federations give to the Covid-19 pandemic

Aliquam – The Film
Aliquam is about passion for scuba diving. Several divers show us their personal in depth experience and how scuba diving became addictive. Scuba diving can give more meaning to life and allows you to switch off from day to day worries. This is the most motivating scuba diving film ever! Don’t believe it? Watch it.

 

Revolve24 Year two
Second edition of Australia’s 24hour circuit cycle race where riders from all over the world descend on Adelaide in South Australia for 24 hours of endurance at one of the countries newest motor racing circuits. The catch … they are on bicycles.

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Tenerife Blue Trail, The Outdoor Sports Show Ep.6, Revolve 24, E-Bike Festival Tignes – Val d’Isère and Clare Gallagher

Tenerife Blue Trail 2021
This 97km race climbs from the Atlantic coast to the summit of Teide, the highest mountain in Spain and the third highest volcano in the world. Starting at midnight and with just 23 hours to complete this epic journey, competitors must climb a total of 5000 m and cross the beautiful but treacherous volcanic landscape of Tenerife. From sea to summit, then back to the sea for the finish, for most it is the dream of a life time to complete a course like this, while for the professional runners it is a massive test of endurance, tactics and mental strength.

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Clare Gallagher – Global Sports Activist and Earth Raging ultra runner.
Clare is above all clear on her mission. As Patagonia Global Sports Activist, she devoted to advocating for the protection of public lands and climate change policy. Adding to this incredible objective which we couldn’t be more greatful or supportive of, Clare, is one of Ultra Runnings most accomplished and passionate athletes. A true Earth Raging professional.

The Outdoor Sports Show 2021 Episode 6
First stop : China for the XTERRA Taihu Trail which was part of a whole green weekend. Next we travel to Italy for the Ski Mountaineering World Cup Marmotta Trophy. Next, staying in the mountains, we follow HIGHLANDER – Adventure of a Lifetime. Snow-kiting is a relatively new winter sport, which has spread rapidly around the world, and we take a look at its new-found popularity. From skiing we turn to mountain biking for the one and only La Leyenda Del Dorado in Colombia. Finally, changing terrain and sport we explore one of the most dynamic sports, SAMBO, a universal combat sport and martial art.

Revolve24 – The Beginnings
Australia’s premiere 24hour circuit cycle race where riders from all over the world decent on Adelaide in South Australia for 24 hours of endurance at one of the countries newest motor racing circuits. The catch … they are on bicycles.

E-Bike Festival Tignes – Val D’isère 2021
E-Bike Festival Tignes-Val d’Isère is part of the E-Bike World Tour with a second event to follow in 2021: The Verbier E-Bike Festival Verbier with its flagship event E-Tour du Mont-Blanc (E-TMB). Teams of two professional riders will compete in a 3-days-stage race in Switzerland, Italy and France all around the iconic Mont-Blanc.

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More than miles, The Outdoor Sports Show Ep.4, Denmark Fjord Bike Tour, China on ice and Lucy Bartholomew

More than miles
More than Miles – A journey across America. Race Across America (RAAM) is the world’s toughest bicycle race. Competitors challenge themselves and their support crews from the West to East Coast of the USA in a non stop 3089 mile journey. In this film we follow the teams that comprise 4 riders as they race in a relay format in the quest for glory.

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Lucy Bartholomew – Growing as a professional athlete and human.
Lucy, participated in her first 100km running race at the age of 15. Since then she has progressed her running career to a full time living, along the way learning how to manage the positive and challenging aspects of what the life of an athlete really is.

The Outdoor Sports Show 2021 Episode 4
In this episode we’ll once again focus on XTERRA, the triathlon series that is about more than just racing. Then, we’ll stay in the mountains and follow Highlander – Adventure of a Lifetime. This June hikers from all over the world will gather in Austria’s Murau, Stara Planina in Serbia and in Durmitor National Park in Montenegro. Staying in the high altitudes, we will focus on events that bring athletes to the mountains. From SilvrettaRun in Austria and Olympus Marathon in Greece to Hochkonig Erztrophy, mountains have their many challenges for athletes. Finally, this month, we will meet Rey Smart, a passionate fitness and running trainer who will share with us his many useful tips.

Denmark Fjord Bike Tour
From the Kings castle in Grasten, Southern Denmark, our four adventurers cycle across the hilly Danish countryside to Als Fjord and take the ferry to the other side before pedaling through the Oldenor swamps to the amazing historical Dyvig Badehotel for a swim and a well earned meal!

China on Ice
Chinese climber Xiang Yang brings some of the best climbers in Shuangqiaogou Valley which is Siguning’s most beautiful valley with fantastic ice climbing spots such as the Dragon Breath.

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The Swimsmith, The Outdoor Sports Show Episode 2, La Leyenda, Wonderland Trail and Dylan Bowman

The Swimsmith
Join Roderick Smith aka ‘Shrek’ who is going for what no one has done before :Triple Crown of Swimming and Ultra Man races. A regular guy with the focus of a superhero, Shrek aims to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming :
Manhattan Island, NewYork – 45kms / Catalina Channel – 33kms / English Channel – 33kms.
This documentary is the first part of his journey … next challenge is the English Channel and the second attempt at Catalina. Once complete Shrek will be the only human to have completed the Triple Crown and done two Ultra Man races.

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Dylan Bowman – The thoughtful mind behind the athlete.
Dylan is phenomenal friend and a phenomenal athlete. I have learnt a lot from Dylan and I hope through this conversation you can take some of his guidance and apply it in a positive light in your own world. Not entirely centred around Ultra Running this conversation touches upon topics such as training your emotional fitness, internal and external validation, and what passion vs identity looks like for Dylan.

The Outdoor Sports Show 2021 Episode 2
In this episode we focus on XTERRA, where its athletes race through some of the most spectacular locations our planet has to offer. We then move to the Highlander which isn’t just a race; it’s a way of connecting with nature. Then Ethiopia.for one of the world’s most famous marathon races, and one of the biggest running events in Africa, the TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run 10Km. Then moving to Qatar for the Ride of Champions. Finally, we move to the Alps for one of the most established events in the world, the Haute Route Alps.

La Leyenda 2019
La Leyenda del Dorado  features 250 professional and amateur mountain bikers from 24 countries in the fourth edition of South America’s most prestigious MTB Stage Race. Covering a stunning 462km route with almost 14,000m of vertical ascent, here’s the best of the action, emotion and amazing landscapes of an incredible week of mountain bike racing in Colombia!

Wonderland Trail
The Wonderland Trail is a 150 km route that circumnavigates Mt. Rainier, with over 7,230 metres of elevation gain. It’s normally done as a 10 day hike, but many will run it over 3 days with support from crew. My friend Adam and I ran it unsupported, carrying our own food, cooking and lightweight camping gear, with a goal of finishing it in under 40 hours.

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Mental miles – the film, Swisspeaks 360K, Petzl Roctrip Macedonia, ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö and OCR athlete Leon Kofoed

Mental Miles – The Film
Through the eyes and team of Australian cycling journalist and author Rupert Guinness, the Virtual Race Across America delivers over 4,500km’s and 73,000 mtrs of climbing in World’s First & Largest Virtual Ultra Cycling Event, VRAAM. Come on a journey like never before, witnessing the highs and lows of taking on such an incredible challenge on a stationery bike. 20 hours a day for 12 days straight, Rupert will be joined by riders from over 30 countries who will also tackle VRAAM from the relative comfort of their living rooms, garages and pain caves.

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Leon Kofoed
Jack has a short catch up with Leon, as well as discussing injury and all things OCR we talk about Leon new grip and pull power program.

Swisspeaks 360K
The SwissPeaks Trail 360k is a trail running race that travels more than 360 km (224 miles) across the Swiss Alps, climbing more than 26,000 metres (87,000 feet) from Oberwald to the shores of Lake Geneva. Runners have up to 160 hours to complete the race, refuelling at the 31 minor aid stations, with the option to sleep at any of the 6 major life bases along the way. My goal for the 2019 edition of the race was to finish in between roughly 100-120 hours, and to sleep around 6-7 hours over the 4 to 5 day period. I would go on to finish in 19th place overall after 113 hours.

Petzl Roc Trip Macedonia
The Petzl RocTrip caravan stopped over in Prilep, Republic of Macedonia. Between dark clouds and sunny skies, RocTrippers were granted a rare and privileged experience, being some of the first to sample one of the most beautiful bouldering areas in all of Europe.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Utö 2021
The island of Utö in the Stockholm Archipelago provided the perfect stage for the start of the 2021 ÖTILLÖ Swimrun season. The World Series race course was a total of 26,5 km long with 17 swim sections and 18 run sections. This race course is a little shorter than usual to be able to meet the Covid-19 regulations in place in Sweden. To compensate for the shortness of the course it was instead very technical.

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Discovering Val di Funes Dolomites, fastpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail, Petzl Roctrip Argentina, Wild Racers Switzerland and Michelle Kehoe

Discovering Val di Funes – Dolomites
Julia and Laurence take you on an eye popping hike up one of the most beautiful valleys in the Dolomites – FUNES – in the shadow of the Odles mountains and up to Rifugio Genova where the snowy peak awaits them. Meet intrepid mountainbikers, rare Russian hunting dogs and sip grappa while enjoying the views…..

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Michelle Kehoe
Michelle is the owner of CBD Leaforganics and a veteran of the UK OCR scene.
We chat about CBD and how it can help you as an athlete and in everyday life, also Michelle breaks down the science and the BS behind CBD.

Fastpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail
The Tahoe Rim Trail forms a complete loop 165 miles around the Lake Tahoe Basin on the border of California and Nevada. A thru-hike of the trail typically takes 10-15 days. My friend Adam and I had planned on fastpacking the trail over a 5 day period in late June. The only problem is that this happened to be a particularly high snow year, with snowpack in the Sierra Nevada range at over 200% of average, and 33 times the levels of the previous year. We never could have anticipated just how much of a challenge that would prove to be.

Petzl Roc Trip Argentina
Located in the heart of the Patagonian pampas, in Argentina’s Chubut province, Piedra Parada’s monolith rises up from the surrounding desert. Lying just to the north, the majestic La Buitrera Canyon was home to the Petzl RocTrip. For more than a week, climbers from all over the world came together to share a common passion: climbing.

Wild Racers – Episode 24 – Switzerland
The race is still wide open despite the extreme physical and mental fatigue. The immeasurable ability of our athletes to believe in themselves is fascinating. 25km kayaking which now feels like 50 followed by Mountain Bike/Raft 110km in harsh conditions and a 70 km trek as a final leg is the final torture awaiting the teams.

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