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Jez Bragg to tackle Te Araroa, New Zealand

tnf f12 te-araroa invitation prSo the news just in is that The North Face athlete Jez Bragg, winner of the 2010 UTMB, will be attempting to the run the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand in Decebmber this year.


This 3000-km trail, stretching from Cape Reinga on the North island to Bluff on the South Island (yup, he's running across both islands in the process!) was opened in December 2011 and covers some of the country's most scenic landscapes. Dramatic coastlines, stunning indigenous forests and remonte mountain passes are just some of the terrain types that Jez will be tackling along this mammoth expedition run.


The target is to run the full 3000km in under 50 days, averaging 60km per day, to be completed by th end of January. A two man support crew will following his every move, ensuring that Jez gets the required attention he needs to complete the expedition, which starts on the 12th of December.


Taken from the official Te Araroa Trail website:

"It's one of the longest walking routes in the world. Hundreds of volunteers worked for over ten years to put the trail in because it wasn't there."


For more details about the expedition, click here to check out the cool info-graphic produced by The North Face.


Stay tuned for more updates...