"Four American adventurers had to live on berries during three days lost
in the wilderness, a Briton and the French defending champion suffered
hypothermia, the Canadian team fell into an icy river with their
equipment and a Spaniard got attacked by mosquitoes."
"We were exhausted from bushwhacking in the valleys so we tried to
go above all the brambles and pop down on the other side but it left us
a bad, bad connection to the finish," team member Sarah Percy told
"The only way was through the coast but we were two miles from the
finish for the last 48 hours and we just couldn' t get there, whatever
route we tried."
The annual event, regarded as the wildest and toughest adventure race
in the world, was won this month by British team Helly Hansen Prunesco
in six days after an epic 600 kms of mountain biking, kayaking and
trekking to the southern tip of the American continent."