Kitesurfing starts, Iditarod Ultra is buried: the adventure news of the week


Photo credit: GKA Kite-Surf World Cup 2020

From inspiring to tragic, “Adventure News of the Week” presents a summary of the main news in the world of exploration and adventure.

SURF: kick off of the Global Kite-Surf World Tour 2020 in Cape Verde. The GKA Kite-Surf World Cup had its first round of competition this weekend. The week-long international competition consists of three disciplines: kitesurfing, freestyle and events for young people.

A new record was set this year with more than 20 participants. Read more here.

RACE: Iditarod Trail Invitational starts in heavy weather. The 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail race got over a foot of fresh snow on day one. The race – in which athletes can cycle, run or ski – is the longest winter marathon in the world. Follow here.

FASHION: Arc’teryx seashells transformed into “Street Fashion” dresses. Technical outdoor brand Arc’teryx made an appearance on the catwalk this weekend in Paris as part of the fall / winter collection of fashion label Off-White.

The Arc’teryx Alpha SV hiking jackets have been merged with dresses to create an interesting look. At present, talk about a collaboration between the two brands is just a rumor. Read more here.

TRACK: Track athlete Karissa Schweizer breaks an American record. Last Thursday, runner Karissa Schweizer set a new American record in the 3,000m indoor with a time of 8: 25.70. The previous record was set in 2007 by Shalane Flanagan.

Schweizer also edged 13-time national champion Shelby Houlihan, who finished second with a time of 8: 26.66, also breaking the previous record. See the full race results here.

Mary murphy
By Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of the GearJunkie office in Denver, CO. She graduated in English and Journalism and has been writing professionally for over five years. His outdoor interests range from running and sport climbing, from landscape photography to skiing to pack-paddleboarding. If she doesn’t write, you can probably find her at the top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.


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