6. Mila Finland


6. Mila Finland

Country: Finland, Canada, Czech Republic
Team Members: Juha Lehtonen (C), Pavel Paloncy, Ken Batten, Riitta Siltanen
Average Age: 39

    Despite losing two veterans with PER experience to injury, Team Mila Finland has formed a strong team from around the world, with members from Finland, Canada, and the Czech Republic. Juha Lehtonen, from Finland, will captain the team with the experience he has gained from competing in endurance quests, challenges, and championships for more than ten yeas. He will be accompanied by experienced veteran Pavel Paloncy from the Czech Republic, who competed in the Patagonian Expedition Race in 2011 and 2012. The team is rounded-out by newcomers Ken Batten from Canada and Ritta Siltanen from Finland. This team may be new to one another, but you can never discount experience when it comes to the Patagonian Expedition Race.

Name: Juha Petteri Lehtonen (Captain)

Age: 42

Hometown: Paippinen, Finland

Nationality: Finnish

Occupation: Architect

PER Experience: First Edition

Name: Pavel Paloncy

Age: 30

Hometown: Sumperk, Czech Republic

Nationality: Czech

Occupation: Freelance Writer

PER Experience: 2011 (9th), 2012

Name: Kenneth Craig Batten

Age: 44

Hometown: Durham, Ontario, Canada

Nationality: Canadian

Occupation: Domestic Engineer

PER Experience: Frist Edition

Name: Anna Riitta Siltanen

Age: 40

Hometown: Espoo, Finland

Nationality: Finnish

Occupation: Software designer

PER Experience: First Edition

Patagonian Expedition Race Experience

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