Our friends on Kuwait Extreme Team recently completed a intense mountain bike race. We know its been blogged about before but we wanted to share their story in order to spread this excellent achievement. Read below their story.
After a roller-coaster week of rain and mud! Kuwait Extreme Team successfully completed the longest and toughest “807KM” Mountain bike race in the world. According to Dr. Basil Bonner, The Mediclinic race doctor, the 2012 ABSA Cape Epic was the toughest Cape Epic that he has experienced “We saw more clavicle fractures than the average for previous races. The route was dry, rocky and very technical and riders came off their bikes more often.
We have no idea how we managed to finish the race, it was the toughest experience we ever took up! A total of 60 hours and 8 minutes hammering on the bike trying our best to cross the South African mountains.
We are proud to support the Big tree foundation , a charity organization that helps African children to enhance their educational level. Overall it was a great experience! Thankfully we came back in one piece! 8 days of physical & mental barriers on the race course out in the wilderness of the South African mountains is enough to make anyone give up. We stuck together as a team and so proud to have made history as being the very first Arabs to have completed the ABSA Cape Epic!
Special thanks to our sponsors for all their support and backing throughout our races and events : The North Face – Kuwait , Kuwait Finance House , GUST University , SIS and Extreme Sports.
Follow them on twitter @q8extremeteam for updates on upcoming races & challenges.