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1. GODZone Adventure Team

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1. GODZone
Adventure Team

Country: United Kingdom, United States

Sponsors: GODZone Adventure Race, Mountain Hardwear, Whyte Mountain Bikes, Exposure Lights, Paramo, 2XU, Alpkit, Clif, For Goodness Shakes, OMM, Adidas eyewear, Petzl, Leki, UNNU, Nordenmark

Team Members: Nick Gracie (C), Jari Hiatt, Chris Hope, Warren Bates

Average Age: 41.75

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    British Team, GODZone Adventure Team, previously known as Team Adidas TERREX, is far and away the most successful team ever to compete in the Patagonian Expedition Race. With a rotating cast of members, the team has won a staggering 5 consecutive editions. Now, coming back in pursuit of their 6th title, the question is less whether GODZone can maintain their success, and more whether any other team has the potential to break their streak and take the top spot.

    In a previous interview with NIGSA, Nick Gracie explained that his desire to return was partially a desire to continue the winning streak. “The main reason to go back is to try to retain the title,” he said, “because if I win I want to go back and win it again!” But Gracie also cited the sheer beauty of the Patagonian landscape. “People always ask me where’s the best place to go, and I would say without a shadow of doubt Chilean Patagonia is the most beautiful place I’ve raced. In fact, it’s the most beautiful place I’ve ever been on the planet… it’s just so, so, big, so epic.”

    Gracie was on the winning Adidas TERREX team in 2011, 2012, and 2013. He will be joined by previous opponent Jari Hiatt, who finished second to Adidas Terrex in 2009 with the French Team ‘Easy Implant,’ which will provide the team additional experience in their pursuit of another first-place finish. The last two team members, Warren Bates and Chris Hope, will be competing in their first Patagonian Expedition Race, but with a 2009 win in the Adventure Racing World Championships for Bates and substantial adventure racing experience for Hope, the two will be vital assets in GODZone‘s pursuit of continued success in 2016.

Name: Nick Gracie (Captain)

Age: 43

Hometown: Bristol, United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Occupation: Business Owner

PER Experience: 2011 (1st), 2012 (1st), 2013 (1st)

Name: Jari Hiatt

Age: 39

Hometown: Crested Butte, Colorado, United States

Nationality: United States

Occupation: Student

PER Experience: 2009 (2nd)

Name: Chris Hope

Age: 39

Hometown: Cumbria, United Kingdom

Nationality: British

Occupation: Technical Manager (Nuclear)

PER Experience: First Edition

Name: Warren Bates

Age: 46

Hometown: Queenstown, New Zealand

Nationality: British

Occupation: Race Director (GODZone)

PER Experience: First Edition

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Patagonian Expedition Race Experience

GODZone Adventure HISTORY
2013Adidas Terrex Prunesco1st9 Days 6 Hours, 55 MinutesNick Gracie
Mark Humphrey
Sally Ozanne
Chris Near
2012Adidas Terrex Prunesco1st6 Days, 3 Hours, 39 MinutesNick Gracie
Sarah Fairmaid
Stuart Lynch
Albert Rocca
2011Adidas Terrex / Prunesco1st 5 Days, 12 Hours, 36 MinutesNick Gracie
Mark Humphrey
Bruce Duncan
Giona Spotswood
2010Helly Hansen – Prunesco1st6 Days, 6 Hours, 3 MinutesMark Humphrey
Nicola Macleod
Andrew Wilson
Bruce Duncan
2009Easy Implant2nd6 Days, 18 Hours, 11 MinutesJari Kirkland Hiatt
Bruno Rey
Cyril Margaritis
Gilles Lellèvre
2009Helly Hansen – Prunesco1st5 Days, 11 Hours, 4 MinutesMark Humphrey
Nicola Macleod
Andrew Wilson
Bruce Duncan

GODZone Adventure Videos