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Peak to Creek storms through the Otztal Valley

Sunday 25 May, 2008
Peak to Creek 2008. Photo: Uwe Fischer

Peak to Creek 2008. Photo: Uwe Fischer

A close fought race between an all-star cast at the newest race on the Multisport calendar, the Peak to Creek, thrilled spectators in the Ötztal Valley, Austria on May 10, 2008.

Team 1, led by kayaking legend and race organiser, Schorschi Schauf, came out tops as eventual winners, just 2 min 28 sec ahead of Team 4.

A unique concept based around a ‘winter to summer’ theme, the Peak to Creek saw four teams of seven battling it out over different sports on a unique course beginning with a snowsports race on the Schwarze Schneide Mountain and finishing with a group rafting section to the mouth of the River Inn.

Held as a relay race, Peak to Creek covered a total of 70km and an incredible 2359 vertical metres, and also took in mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, mountain running and kayaking.

“I’m so stoked with how it went,” said Schauf. “It was a beautiful day, and everyone put in their best efforts.”

“It’s really great how everyone comes together at the end for the rafting,” he said. “There’s no other multisport event in the world that does this.”

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