Adventure racing in Tasmania to entertain spectators

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Tasmania will host the Adventure Racing (AR) World Championships 2011 and the sixth edition of XPD – an international expedition adventure race that brings competitors from Australia and around the world together for a truly remarkable event.

Between October 31 and November 11, teams of four representing a host of countries will trek, mountain bike and kayak over a punishing 700 km course in their quest to achieve victory in this renowned race.

Through both day and night the adventurers will push themselves to their physical limits in displays of phenomenal endurance and perseverance.

The expedition offers visitors to the island state an amazing opportunity to view high-class competition of an extreme variety – all set to the magnificent backdrop of Tasmania’s diverse wilderness.

Enchanting temperate forests, rugged mountain peaks, pristine rivers and picturesque coastlines make this region the ideal setting for an event of this kind – it doesn’t get much more exciting than adventure racing in Tasmania.

The state’s most western city Burnie will host the start and finish of the race, with competitors able to enjoy its beautiful beaches and famous cheese in their downtime.

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