Author(s): Jim Robinson
Adventure racing was born in New Zealand just over 25 years ago. This book spans the full journey, starting with the influence of the iconic Alpine Iron Man and the mighty Coast to Coast. All the great adventure races are here: Grand Traverse, Raid Gauloises, Southern Traverse, Eco-Challenge, Adventure Racing World Championships, Primal Quest, GODZone and many more. So are the leading names, and there's exploration into the fun and importance of New Zealand's local races. So leap in.
Jim Robinson is a journalist and has reported widely on cycling, multisport, trail running and many other topics, gaining a Canon Media Award in 2011 and a Qantas Media Award in 2008. Robinson's own sport has seen more than 30 years of enthusiasm for running, road cycling and mountain biking. In the mid-2000s, he learned how to paddle, took up multisport and still races.