The Adventure Racing World Championship is a grueling endurance race held every year across some of the toughest terrains on the planet.

Taking in disciplines such as kayaking, mountain biking, climbing and orienteering, the Adventure Racing World Championship offers extreme endurance athletes the chance to test their bodies to the limit.

The Championships have been running since 2001. In 2014, the event was held in Ecuador in South America. That year a team of four from Sweden entered the race. By the time they had finished, that team had swelled to five members. This is the story of what made that race so special, and what happened afterwards …

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The 2014 Adventure Racing World Championships was a grueling 430-mile trek through some of the most challenging jungle terrain on the planet.