Adventure Racing: Book by Jacques Marais

Adventure Racing

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ISBN: 9780736059114    Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers Year of publishing: 2004     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 160        

Take the ultimate endurance challenge! "Adventure Racing" is the complete guide to the skills, equipment, strategies, navigation, and nutrition used by the top adventure racers around the globe.

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Take the ultimate endurance challenge! "Adventure Racing" is the complete guide to the skills, equipment, strategies, navigation, and nutrition used by the top adventure racers around the globe.

Start with the right gear to perform your best--even in desert, rainforest, and subzero environments. Then learn the skills for trekking, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, and mountaineering.

Insights on team strategy, use of support crews, map reading, and magnetic deviation will keep you on track. And the right fuel for changing conditions, medical know-how, and survival skills will keep you in the race.

Profiles and stories from the top races and adventure racers provide a taste of the exciting challenges of the sport. They'll inspire you to test yourself time and again in the most addictive team endurance sport on the planet.


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About the author: Jacques Marais
Jacques Marais is a writer and photographer who has covered major adventure races around the globe for numerous European publications. He has also served... Read more
Jacques Marais is a writer and photographer who has covered major adventure races around the globe for numerous European publications. He has also served as a contributing editor for Adventure Zone and Out There Adventure Guide. Lisa de Speville won the Jungle Marathon in Brazil in 2003 and has served as a navigator for several adventure races and multi-day events. She has also filmed adventure racing events for Global Extremes, a reality show on America's Outdoor Life Network.
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Review:
"This is a thorough guide for all levels of athletes, especially those getting involved in adventure racing for the first time. Jacques and Lisa have left no stone unturned when it comes to...Read more
"This is a thorough guide for all levels of athletes, especially those getting involved in adventure racing for the first time. Jacques and Lisa have left no stone unturned when it comes to preparing for and competing in an adventure race." Brian MetzlerEditor, "Adventure Sports Magazine" "If this book didn't contain any text at all it would still be well worth the price. Full-color from cover to cover, it illustrates some of the best adventure racing photography is the world." "No other books gives you the "feel" of adventure racing through photographs as accurately as" Adventure Racing. "Authors Jacques Marais and Lisa de Speville explain the ins and outs of adventure racing in an easy to understand way." ARGear.com
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