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Ser by Mireia Miro, Marathon des Sables 2019, Xterra Adventures China and Notes from the Wall – The Film on HorizonSports this week

Ser by Mireia Miro
(Ser : Spanish for Being). Ski mountaineering champion Mireia Miro sails with friends up the fjords near the arctic circle in Norway where she ski mountaineers up and down the mysterious mountains to the waters edge. She takes time to look back on her athletic career and how she now enjoys adventure travel escapes in order to bring her life in balance and reconnect with nature and the world…

Marathon des Sables 2019
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/her own backpack containing food, sleeping gear and other material. The 34th Edition brought more than 1000 competitors in the Moroccan desert for a 250 km and 6 stages race.

Xterra Adventures 2019 Episode 11 – Xterra China
Welcome to the inaugural XTERRA event in mainland China, held in Kunming, a city in the southwestern part of the country, near Vietnam and Laos. Among the contenders in the men’s elite race were JiaChao Wang, a 29-year-old Chinese Paralympian athlete with an impressive athletic career and Spain’s Ruben Ruzafa, a three-time XTERRA World Champion, who at age 35 continues to rack up titles all over the world. 

Notes From The Wall – The Film
Climbing and living on a 1200 meter vertical wall for 19 days to ‘free climb’ “El Regalo de Mwono” in Torres del Paine, Patagonia is a unique experience. “Notes from the Wall” is an honest and profound movie of a vertical journey spiced up by rough weather conditions, technical climbing and live music! Featuring Belgian Big Wall climbers Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee.

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Algarve Bike Challenge, Eisodus – The Film, Dalmacija Ultra Trail and The Road to Independance – The Film on HorizonSports this week.

Algarve Bike Challenge 2020
Welcome to Algarve, Portugal and the city of Tavira. The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its Atlantic beaches and golf resorts. For three days the City and its coastal Trails have been filled with more than eleven hundred Riders from 16 countries as host venue of the Algarve Bike Challenge for the 8th consecutive year. The Algarve Bike Challenge has a well-deserved reputation all over the world for how it combines street racing and technical single tracks as the first of the three stages takes place in the city center followed by two marathons of 85 and 76 kilometers respectively.

EISODUS – The Film
A skiers reflection from a melting reality. We follow Bodhis monologue towards enlightenment between the cityscapes and grand mountains. When finally coming to the conclusion that what is needed is an open mind, a belief and understanding in more than the actual. Winner – Stockholm Independent Film Festival 2018.Semi Finalist – Russian Film Festival 2018. Best Nordic film of the Year – NAFF 2017. Official Selections 2018: Auckland International Film Festival & Independent Shorts Awards LA.

2019 Dalmacija Ultra Trail
This is a trail running race over 5 stages, taking place in some of the most beautiful, scenic locations on the Dalmatian islands, coast and hinterland. Participants for five consecutive days had to challenge themselves and break through their limits. Each day, each stage took place over an average length of 20 km with 850 meters of altitude gain. Τhe total length of the race was 102 kilometers with a total ascent of 4,430 meters.

The Road To Independence By Olie Hunter Smart
To discover more of the story of its Independence, Olie Hunter Smart takes on an immense challenge to walk the length of India, a 4,500km journey over seven months seeking out untold stories of Independence and Partition. Olie’s route takes him over gruelling snowy mountain passes high up in the Himalayas, battling intense heat in the northern plains, and being drenched to the bone by monsoon rains as he walks through the rural heartland of the country. Following in Gandhi’s footsteps, Olie immerses himself in the culture, being invited in by so many of the wonderful people he encounters.

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XTERRA Adventures Utah, Ayia Napa Triathlon and two great Films : Divided and Yügen on HorizonSports this week.

Xterra Adventures 2019 Episode 10 – Xterra Utah
For episode ten, we head to Utah, home of the spectacular Great Salt Lake, Snowbasin Resort where several hundred competitors prepared for a grueling event. Among the contenders in the men’s elite race were Sam Osborne, a New Zealander who had already won five XTERRAs this season. An other contender was Anita Coyle, a mother of four whose world was turned upside down last January due to a family loss but found the courage to race XTERRA Utah.

DIVIDED – The Film
In 2017, Rickie Cotter and Lee Craigie rode the Tour Divide, a 2745 mile self-supported mountain bike race from Canada to the Mexican border. Shot entirely using a Go Pro and an iPhone, this film documents the journey the two friends made in a way The Adventure Syndicate hope inspires and encourages the watcher to get out there and have their own adventure. Fear of failure can stop all sorts of adventures before they even start but what if failing is the best part? Best Adventure Sports Film – Kendal Mountain Festival 2018.

2019 Ayia Napa Triathlon
Ayia Napa is a Mediterranean resort town on the southeast coast of Cyprus, known for its beautiful beaches, the crystal blue waters and a stretch of golden sand. Through the years Ayia Napa Triathlon become more and more popular among the athletes. This year more than 600 athletes from 30 different countries around the world gathered in order to compete to the 6th version of Ayia Napa Triathlon.

Yügen – The Film
Yūgen is a 3-year borderless mountain-based documentary film that explores the connection we as mountaineers and environmentalists share with the natural world. Following the journey of snowboard mountaineer Rafael Pease and crew as they travel throughout the corners of the world, trudging gear into unseen locations the crew works tirelessly to capture the true essence of being one with the mountain. Experiencing the most unique untold stories of the ecological conscious that resides deep in the soul of the mountains, told through the perspective of legendary humans who coincide in these very places.

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Ultra Trail World Tour 2020 Episode 1, Tankwa Trek, Xterra Adventures Germany and Dalmatia Stage Run on HorizonSports this week.

UTWT 2020 Ep1 – Vibram Hong Kong 100 & Tarawera Ultramarathon
First Episode of our series dedicated to the 2020 Edition of the Ultra Trail World Tour. The season starts with the Vibram Hong Kong 100 (100 km and 4500 D+) and the Tarawera Ultramarathon (100 km and 2610 D+) in New Zealand. Trail running has become very popular in China and more than 1900 athletes are participating in the first race of the season on a very difficult course. New Zealand and its Maori Culture greets the second race of the season in gorgeous scenery on a very rapid course.

Tankwa Trek 2020
The Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen is truly a ride like no other. The iconic four-day stage race is one of the first UCI events of the season. With breath-taking trails through the Bokkeveld and winding routes in the Witzenburg area, this race features some of the most unique scenery South Africa has to offer.

Xterra Adventures 2019 Episode 9 – Xterra Germany
This series will bring you the stories, the motivations, the frustrations and the triumphs of the 2019 XTERRA world tour. For episode nine, we head to Zittau, Germany, in the eastern part of the country. The medieval-era city was a charming setting for a decidedly modern athletic event, an XTERRA World Tour triathlon. The event site is called Olbersdorf Nature Park, a former Soviet coal mine that was transformed into a recreation center after the Iron Curtain fell.

2019 Dalmatia Stage Run
The Dalmacija Ultra Trail 2019 organizers offered runners a challenge filled with stunning views and with three options to the 700 competitors: The MOUNTAIN DUT over 118km the SEA DUT over 55km and the ETHNO DUT over 18km.

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Antartica Expedition, Nives Meroi Exclusive Interview, ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina California and XTERRA Czech Republic on HorizonSports this week.

Expedition Antartica of extreme sports woman Caro North
Iceclimbing, ski mountaineering and sailing the open water for days through the infamous Drake Passage: The 28 years old extreme sports woman Caro North made her way to the very South of our continent for a four weeks expedition – accompanied by an eight-member crew. Antarctica turned out to be a paradise for extreme sports: deserted landscapes and snow-capped mountains against a surreal backdrop of ice and sea were waiting to be discovered.

ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina, California 2020
The first ÖTILLÖ Catalina Swimrun World Series and the first race of the 2020 took place off the coast of Los Angeles on Catalina island. We witnessed saw hard racing, with strong winds, currents and stiff competition. Catalina island was the perfect stage for this race with its imposing hills, incredible views and fantastic swims.ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Catalina 2020 had a total of 530 registered racers over the weekend from a total of 18 nations. In total, they covered almost 31 km on foot and 8 km swimming making a course distance just less than 39 km with 7 swims in total.

Nives Meroi – 14 eight-thousanders
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Legendary mountaineer Nives Meroi, who was the third women to climb all fourteen eight thousand meter plus peaks without oxygen using the alpinist technique – carrying all your own food, shelter and equipment, recounts some of her most memorable climbs and provides advice for young climbers. A truly fascinating story!

Xterra Adventures 2019 Episode 8 – Xterra Czech Republic
This series will bring you the stories, the motivations, the frustrations and the triumphs of the 2019 XTERRA world tour. For episode eight, we head to the Czech Republic and the Bohemia region in the southwestern part of the country, site of the 2019 XTERRA European Championship.

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The Pioneer 2019, XTERRA Adventures Belgium, Wreck Dives on the French Riviera – Le Togo and Kite Masters in Sardinia on HorizonSports this week.

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The Pioneer 2019
Part of the Epic Series, this 6 day mountain bike stage race takes riders through New Zealand’s pristine Southern Alps, linking together 424 kilometres of spectacular trails and challenging single-track, in a stunning part of the world where soaring mountain peaks, crystal-clear blue lakes, and golden high country await.  At the end of each day, local New Zealand hospitality will extend the event into a genuine Kiwi experience.

Xterra Adventures 2019 Episode 3 – Xterra Belgium
For episode three of our series Xterra Adventures, we head to Belgium, where more than 40 elite XTERRA athletes, representing a dozen different countries, as well as the top amateur triathletes in Europe, gathered in the city of Namur. Namur is the home of an iconic one-thousand-year-old Citadel offering to the athletes a hilly, grueling race which comprises of a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Meuse River, a 37-kilometer mountain bike through city and forest, and a tough 10-kilometer run around the famous fortress. But it’s more than just elite triathletes who live and breathe XTERRA. For the thousands of age-group competitors, training can become a personal mission and reaching an XTERRA finish line represents a major life accomplishment.

Kite Masters 2019 Episode 6 – Sardinia
Welcome to Kite Masters 2019! The series that flies you around the world, together with the very best athletes from one of the most exciting, fast, extreme and stylish sports… Kiteboarding! The last stop takes place on the magnificent island of Sardinia, and the city of Cagliari. This is the third successive year that the Sardinian capital of Cagliari has hosted the series, where intense battles in the cutting-edge kiteboarding discipline will again be fought out on the Gulf of Angels, off the pristine Poetto Beach. But the 2019 edition’s climactic finale over the five-day Sardinia Kiteboard Grand Slam, is set to be one of the hardest-fought, after kiteboarding won inclusion into the line-up for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Wreck Dives on The French Riviera – Le Togo
Welcome to the third episode of our series dedicated to wreck diving on the French Mediterranean coast between Toulon and Saint Tropez. In this episode, Eric, diving instructor, takes us to the Togo. It is a 78.5 m long Coal Cargo which lies flat on the bottom between 47 m and 61 m. It was built in 1882 and sank on a German mine in May 1918 off Cavalaire. The wreck is impressive with a large engine room. Part of the shell is lined with gorgonian fans and sponges. Pay attention to the depth and management of decompression.

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Corsica Raid Aventure 2019, Rwanda Congo Uganda Bike Adventure part 3, Snowman Triathlon Wales and Mongolia Bike Challenge on HorizonSports this week.

Corsica Raid Aventure 2019
Top international adventure racers participate in The Corsica Raid Aventure and race non stop for 6 days across the mountainous island of Corsica. The challenges include canyoning, trail coastering, orienteering, sea kayaking, swimming, snow running, MTB and more. The Corsica Raid Aventure is part of the ORWT (Outdoor Race World Tour) circuit that includes competitions in five continents.

Rwanda Congo Uganda Bike Adventure – Part 3
Our friend, bikepacker and adventurer, Michele continues his epic 800km solo African bike packing adventure in Rwanda, through Congo and finishing in Uganda. Part 3 of 4 – Republic Democratic of Congo : Gorillas and Volcanoes. Michele leaves his bicycle for a few days to go to Congo during the Ebola outbreak to hike in the Virunga National Park where he takes pictures of the famous mountain gorillas and spends the night on top of Nyiragongo Volcano (3740m) with amazing views of the lava lake.

Snowman Triathlon (Welsh Triathlon Super Series Round 4)
Undoubtedly the toughest race in the 2019 series and arguably the toughest triathlon in Britain, this event begins with a swim in the freezing waters of the mountain lakes at Capel Curig followed by an incredible 70 kilometre bike race up the grueling hills with the most beautiful views in Snowdonia. The final 10 km run is up and down Moel Siabod – an unforgiving mountain climb and descent where victory will be won or lost.

Mongolia Bike Challenge
Discover an extraordinary race in the heart of the steppes of Mongolia where Genghis Khan once roamed. Professionals and top amateurs compete and share their passion for mountain biking while also discovering the Mongolian wild.

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