INDEX OF THE DAILY ACTION
|You need a FREE media player to hear the audio|
[RealPlayer] [Windows Media]
|For PC users only, we also feature audio by EMBLAZE, |
no plugins required
Team Rubicon Responds
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1998
"In regards to your reporting on our team during the race and specifically the
'assistance' provided by Eco-Italia. Rubicon was not "way off course" as you
reported on your web report..."
Poolside Chat with Team Vail
Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 11:30 am (PST)
"What better place to catch up with the winners of this year's Eco-Challenge than
poolside at a flash Marrakech hotel. While many teams are still out there slogging
it out on course, the competitor's hotel has become an oasis for the teams who
The Adventure of a Lifetime is Over
Saturday, Oct. 17, 1998 4 pm (Morocco time)
"Today's noon deadline has come and gone with only one eligible team,
Team Venezuela failing to reach the finish line.
This team has survived the course admirably, especially since they
included the event's oldest competitor..."
Marrakech Goes Crazy as the Moroccan Teams Finish
Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 9 am (Morocco time)
"A wild scene at the finish last night as Marrakech welcomed home the
Moroccan competitors in the Eco-Challenge..."
11 To Go Before They Sleep
Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998 10:40 pm (Morocco time)
"Of the teams still eligible to be ranked, there are still another 11 to
reach the finish line...It was great to see the winning Team Vail at the finish line last night
to welcome home some of their fellow competitors..."
Teams Continue to Cross, Some Together
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 10 pm (Morocco time)
"A great finish line spectacle last night as Team New Zealand and Team
Porelle of the UK came in together at 10:58pm to tie for 5th place.
The two teams had been playing cat and mouse over the last 24hours until
just hours from the finish line they made a pact to finish the race as
equals..."Hear Winning Team Vail and Founder Mark Burnett at the finish line.
Team Aussie Second
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1998 1:15 pm (Morocco time)
"Team Aussie has arrived at the Marrakech finish line at 1:15pm in second
place. Captained by Jane Hall, the team rode across the finish line with
teammates John Jacoby, Peter James, and Tim Smallwood all looking
relieved and elated at having finished in second place for the second
year in a row..."
Teams Falling In
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998
6:47pm (Morocco time)
"Team Adventure One arrived home in fourth place. All members appeared in
great shape and were the only team to arrive to date without blisters
and severe foot problems..."
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998 1:37 pm (Morocco time)
Twenty-two minutes after the arrival of Team Aussie, the Spanish Team
Cepos crossed the finish line outside the city walls of Marrakech to
claim third place..."
Team Vail Wins!
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1998 7am
"After an all night media vigil, hanging out in Berber tents, Team Vail crossed the finish
line at 6:43am — six days after the start of this expedition...It was not until late last night that word got out they had passed Spanish Team Cepos who seemed
sure winners over the last few days..."
Altitude Sickness a Real Danger
Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 1:20 am
"Team Cepos member Nerea Urruzola appears to have rebounded from the
effects of altitude sickness and they are powering to the finish line
outside the Medina Walls of Marrakech..."
Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 12:50 am
"Team Cepos Spain, unstoppable until now, made an emergency radio call at
7:30pm to seek advice on altitude sickness. Team member Nerea Martinez Urruzola was beginning to show all the signs of illness and was instructed by medical staff to take the emergency medication that all teams carry..."
Team Cepos Nearing the Win
Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998 noon
"We have just heard that the Spanish Team has reached the summit overnight and
is now descending to reach the mountain bike leg and the 180km pedal to the
Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998 early
"A search was mounted for Team Rubicon after they had failed to arrive at a check point last night as
scheduled. The Team was sighted way off course after Team Eco-Italia reported that they had
provided Rubicon with warmth and support the previous night..."
Curse of Mohammed
Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 2 am
"Your cybercaster has been struck (along with just about everyone else
around here) by what has been termed the curse of Mohammed...Not that pleasant but really nothing compared to what some of the
competitors are going through..."
Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 9:30 am
"The areas the competitors are now traversing are so remote that no roads
exist and helicopter is the only option for us to view them.
Several eager photographers have employed local mountain guides equipped
with mules and have set off on their own adventures..."
Eight Teams Out
Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998 8pm
"Late today the lead teams are heading into the final leg of the 80km trekking section which will then lead the way into the canyoneering. Here they will have to make their way through the Mgoun Gorge via steep narrow chasms using fixed ropes, and then ascend as high as 3500m..."
Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998 3 pm
"It's carnage on the water as a huge crowd of locals, and international
surfers gather to watch teams try and survive the huge seas;
90% of the Kayaks that entered the surf zone at this PC flipped leaving
competitors floundering in the waves..."
From Kayak to Minivan
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998
"This morning the ocean claimed another victim when Team Urban Edge was
disqualified when team member Bill Vayo was airlifted suffering from
extreme hypothermia after flipping his kayak..."
And they're off
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998 3:40pm
"Many other teams were not
so lucky, including several who ended up with pregnant animals and even
young ones in tow..."
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998 8am
"The local turn out for this event was as much an event as the race start
itself with literally 1000's of colorful locals charging off down the
beach in pursuit of the camels..."
Course will remain a mystery
Monday, Oct. 5, 1998 1pm
"The atmosphere here tonight is one of nervous anticipation as teams organize their gear and look forward to a 4am start to the day tomorrow..."
Monday, Oct. 5, 1998 10am
"The second part of today saw a live rehearsal for tomorrow's start which is the
largest gathering of camels ever for a single event in Morocco..."
Ringing it in Morocco style
Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998
"The sight of the fortified walls lined with a traditional horseback
guard of honor and each guest being showered with rose petals as they
entered set the tone for a unique experience..."
We're live in Morocco!
Friday, Oct. 2, 1998
"Rumor has it that several teams have already failed on the rappelling
course which would eliminate them from certain sections and from overall
Training in true Kiwi style
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998
"Roll on Morocco and the Olympics of adventure racing the Eco-Challenge. We'll be once again proving that the Kiwis reign supreme..."