Bashing through the undergrowth, canoeing for miles and biking up trails most people couldn't even walk may not be everyone's idea of a fun weekend. But expedition racing, a multi-discipline endurance test for the whole family, has become one of the fastest-growing sports in the country. More than 300 races have been scheduled this year, up from 50 last year; twice as many are being planned for 2004. Long a favorite of sportsmen in Australia and New Zealand, expedition racing was popularized in the U.S. by Eco-Challenge, the reality-TV contest produced by Survivor creator Mark Burnett. (The next one, Eco-Challenge Fiji,...
Paddle Faster, Mom
Expedition racing is booming, and it's no longer just for male jocks
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