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Greenhill First in Day One of Costa Rican Expedition Race

TCC Rain Run 01.jpgRock/Creek Race Team member Jaclyn Greenhill of Chattanooga, TN is currently competing in a seven-day expedition race in the Savegre Valley in Costa Rica. Yesterday was the first day of The Coastal Challenge, and she came in first place. According to the race report, the first day of the race brought heat and humidity and covered more than 33k of dirt roads, rain forests and rivers.
Awesome job Jaclyn, and we’ll be keeping an eye on your progress over the next week!
More from the race report…
“We were thrilled to have intense heat, cooling rain, and a challenging route that brought competitors to an oasis in the middle of the rain forest,” said Tim Holmstrom, race director, alluding to the pool and tropical lodge at the finish line where competitors relaxed before setting up their tents. “From grueling trail paths to the final water crossing – where competitors could either cross by swimming or using a hand trolley – this was far from a typical long-distance run.” […]
tcc_rb_3.jpg“In the women’s expedition field, Jaclyn Greenhill of the U.S. cruised to the top spot in a time of three hours and 47 minutes. Kelly Ridgway, also from the U.S., finished second (3:58), while Costa Rican Ligia Madrigal (4:03) took third. The expedition run – the cornerstone of TCC – pushes competitors over 237 kilometers in the ultimate test of will and determination…
“Greenhill, who was soaking in the lodge’s natural pool after finishing, said she most enjoyed the water section and “cow-patty trails” of the first stage. She also noted she was traveling with her mother, Janet, who is participating in TCC’s adventure tours. [Full report online]
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