Webber completes charity challenge

Webber completes charity challenge

Jaguar's Mark Webber has completed his ten-days of cycling, hiking and kayaking around Tazmania in aid of cancer charities. The 600 mile event started on November 7th on the West coast and tracked round the island to finish on the Freycinet ...

Jaguar's Mark Webber has completed his ten-days of cycling, hiking and kayaking around Tazmania in aid of cancer charities. The 600 mile event started on November 7th on the West coast and tracked round the island to finish on the Freycinet Peninsular.

Mark Webber.
Photo by Brousseau Photo.
The final day, November 15th, began with a kayak paddle across Coles Bay and Webber was first to complete the task. Then there was a 450 metre climb up Mt Amos, which took about an hour, and the teams allowed themselves a moment of celebration at the summit. After the descent the final two kilometres were completed on foot.

"This has been a brilliant event," said Webber. "It has been run in great spirit through some absolutely stunning locations and for a great cause. It has been about much more than just covering miles -- we could have done a similar distance on road bikes in half the time, but that wasn't the point."

"The Challenge put us through days where we could cover only one or two kilometres in an hour because the terrain was so difficult. Those were the moments where we really started to find out what we were made of. It has been an incredible experience."

Webber's teammates were endurance athlete Bernie Shrosbree from the UK and former Australian iron man champion Guy Andrews.

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