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Backpacker Magazine – October 2008

3 Ways To Save: Adventure Racing

Adventure racing isn't for those without high pain thresholds, but here's three ways to cut down on the inevitable hurt.

by: Jonathan Dorn

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Salomon Speedcross 2 (Brooks Freehill)
Salomon Speedcross 2 (Brooks Freehill)
Sugoi RS Tri Shorts (Brooks Freehill)
Sugoi RS Tri Shorts (Brooks Freehill)
Adventure Medical Kit's GlacierGel (Brooks Freehill)
Adventure Medical Kit's GlacierGel (Brooks Freehill)

Your Feet

There's a time and place for built-like-a-tank trail runners, and it ain't adventure racing. Whether you're hammering for three hours or 24, you want speedy, quick-drying shoes that cling to all types of terrain and lace up fast. Enter the Salomon SpeedCross 2, a superlight, snug-fitting racer that aced a winter and spring of sloppy-weather testing in Colorado and Utah.


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