Åre Extreme Challenge 2016
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2016 was the final year for race directors Mats and Natasha Skott. Mats and Natasha, who both raced internationally as adventure racer earlier in their careers, were responsible for growing Åre Extreme Challenge from 300 racers in 2010 to over 600 in 2016. Their departure was a surprise announcement at the end of the prize giving ceremony, but the torch was passed on to Henrik Weile and Scott Cole. As new directors, Scott and Henrik promise to carry on the tradition at least another 21 years!
Sam Clark, who had won the prestigious Coast to Coast Multisport Race in New Zealand a few month earlier, traveled to ÅEC and won on his second attempt. Kristin Larsson edged out Malin Hjalmarsson by just 3 minutes to win the Women's Solo event.
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