An opportunity I obviously could not pass up on, Rocky Man Brazil is a team race with each person racing independently for the lowest combined team effort. There are twenty teams with six countries represented. All teams consist of five team members with one person needing to compete in two events. Teams can select which two events are covered by one person, and all but one team member must be from the team's country of origin.
Solo disciplines include: Surfing, SUP, Skateboard Mini-Ramp, Mountain Biking, Male and Female Mountain Running.
Team disciplines, to be completed side by side include: an outrigger canoe paddle and a road/beach/trail run.
All racing takes place on Saturday, November 8th.
Team Canada consists of:
Anne-Marie Madden - Woman's Mountain Run
Greg Day - Mountain Bike
Lives in Squamish, BC Canada, and has been a racing bikes for the better part of 2 decades. He has spent the last 5 years racing on the Canadian Professional Rocky Mountain Factory Team, and will continue with the RMB squad in the 2015 race season. Greg has taken the overall BC Bike Race Team of Two Pro Men title in both the 2013 and the 2014 season with two of his Rocky Mountain Factory Teammates. Greg’s focuses on mountain bike stage races, and single day marathon races. He enjoys longer more technical racing, and is happiest when he has two wheels beneath him.
Keegan Sauder - Skateboard Mini-Ramp
Born Nelson, BC. Skating since he was ten years old. Lives in Oakland, CA and is a full time student/nerd/skater.
Andrew Logreco - Surf - SUP
Was born and breed in Encinitas, California. He is 30 years old and for the majority of his life he has been in and round the ocean doing more less all of the above- surfing, swimming, paddleboarding, stand-up paddling, running and so on... In turn he became an ocean lifeguard at the age of 18 in San Diego, California. Around the age of 22 he moved to Oahu, Hawaii to continue his lifeguarding.
Gary Robbins - Men's Mountain Run
Likes to run, preferably in mountains and over super technical terrain.
Born and raised in eastern Canada in Newfoundland I moved west in search of mountains in 96 and never looked back. I have called British Columbia home for more than a decade now after a lengthy stop in the Alberta Rockies along the way.
After dabbling in expedition adventure racing for many years I moved onto ultra distance trail running in 2008 where I truly found my niche.
If I find any kind of "follow along" details I'll be sure to link them. Wish us luck! Go Canada Go!
Saturday, Nov. 8th
7h -: Surf
8h - 11h: MTB
10h - 16h: Men’s and Women’s mountain running
14h -: SUP
18h -: Team Running
20h: Award Ceremony and Closing Party