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Costa Rica Selected for Adventure Race World Championship 2013

source: http://www.insidecostarica.com/dailynews/2012/april/21/costarica12042105.htm

Costa Rica has been selected for the first time in the country’s sporting history as the host of the 2013 Adventure Racing World Championship 2013, scheduled to take place in the first two weeks of November next year.

 

 

A total of 360 participants, in 90 teams of four people each, will compete in disciplines such as rafting, kayaking, mountain biking, trekking, inner tubing, coasteering and canyoning over a 700km course. It will be a non-stop competition over four to eight days. Between 26 and 30 countries will be represented, including the UK, US, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Spain, France, Australia and New Zealand. More than 50 specialist media from around the world will cover the event.

Costa Rica was voted one of the Top 10 most popular adventure tourism destinations by International Business Times magazine. In 2011, 72 per cent of visitors to Costa Rica enjoyed some kind of adventure sports such as canopy tours, surfing, rafting, sea kayaking, diving or bungee jumping.

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