Darren Faces His Toughest Challenge Local athlete Darren Mathias is about to embark on
one of the toughest ultra challenges on the planet.
The race is known as the 6633 Ultra and begins on
and lasts for nine days, finishing on
The race begins at Eagle
Plains/Yukon and lasts for a staggering 352 miles
entering the Artic circle and finally finishing on
banks of the Artic Ocean.
It is a non stop self-sufficient race on foot in wh
competitors have to pull sleds carrying all their
provisions including food, camping, cooking and
safety gear. Competitors will face extreme freezing
conditions of -50 degrees and part of the course is
known as Hurricane Valley where wind speeds have
been known to blow lorries over!!
In the previous 5 races held only 7 athletes have
successfully completed the 352 miles.
Darren has been training with this race in mind for
two years often staying out on the mountains in the
weather to acclimatise his body as much as
possible to the conditions he will face. He goes in
this race in great shape but knows he is about to b
tested to limits of his endurance. We wish you great
success Darren in this epic endurance race.