Team BR83 win Sultan of the Desert challenge

Team BR83 won the Red Bull Sul­tan of the Desert, a multi discipline relay race which made its debut in Al Ain on the weekend.

Sport360 staff
by Sport360 staff
13th October 2014

article:13th October 2014

Relay challenge: Start of the race.
Relay challenge: Start of the race.

Team BR83 won the Red Bull Sul­tan of the Desert, a multi discipline relay race which made its debut in Al Ain on the weekend.

Team Testosterone and Team Oman finished the race in second and third respectively.


Teams of three attempted the relay race’s three main disciplines – 15km run, 15km mountain biking and 12.1km kayaking, while a hand­ful of athletes tackled all three dis­ciplines individually.

Lebanese Nader Jaber was first in the run leg in a time of 57 minutes 40 seconds, with Louis Holtzhausen and Gustavo Netto in second and third respectively.

Suleiman Al Alawi of Oman topped the mountain biking leg in a time of one hour 26secs.

The kayaking leg was claimed by Dave Shennan, who’s performance helped Team BR83 claim first posi­tion.

Carl Bailey and Netto went head-to-head in all three disciplines, separated by a mere 10 seconds to Bailey’s advantage.

Seasoned athlete and Guinness World Record holder Eva Clarke also took a stab at all three dis­ciplines with a total time of four hours 59 minutes and six seconds.

After crossing the finish line Clarke, said: “This was tougher than breaking records. I am happy with my result. The race was full of surprises and you didn’t really know what to expect in each stage.”

Vitor Carvalho, Shennan and Hotzhausen of Team BR83 were very happy with clinching the title, and said they had pushed their bod­ies and minds to the limit on rough terrain and in ambient tempera­tures.

The imposing Jebel Al Hafeet was the setting for the race.

 


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