Australian to the Arctic

Trained in the desert before the Arctic Circle Race in Greenland

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With number 146 David Macready is participating in this year's Arctic Circle Race (ACR).

The 41-year-old Australian is originally from New Castle north of Sydney, currently living in Saudi Arabia where he works training Fighter pilots.

- I looked for ”the hardest endurance races” on Google, David tells. Googles answer was Arctic Circle Race, and as  I always wanted to see Greenland, the choice was this.

Background

- I have no background in cross country skiing, but I have done some alpine skiing before.

- Only 50 km in total with cross country skiing, David tells.

Training

- I used roller skies for training i Saudi Arabia. We live in a place with only 1.8 km flat track, so it becomes pretty dull, David Explains.

- I also used a rowing machine, I have done some cycling, marathon kayakking, mountenering and half marathons.

- To learn endurance, I have been walking with poles trough the dessert, David ends.