Kloser’s team currently in fifth place
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Team Nike ACG/Balance Bar, captained by Vail local Mike Kloser, was in fourth place in this year’s 2004 Primal Quest adventure race as of 9:30 p.m. Sunday night.
The defending Primal Quest champion team, made up of Kloser, Summit County resident Danelle Ballengee, Michael Tobin and Ian Adamson, had reached the first six race checkpoints and were in the midst of a trekking/skating leg in the 400-mile race. They had already completed a 51-mile ocean kayaking section. The ocean kayaking leg started at 8 a.m. from Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state and Canada. Following the first transition point, going from paddling to trekking, Kloser’s team was to meet its crew at the next transition to pick up its skating gear and other supplies before it headed back out on course.
The three teams ahead of Kloser’s team were Aroc of New Zealand, Montrail of the United States and Seagate, also of New Zealand.
The adventure race boasts a $250,000 purse, the largest ever for such an event and is expected to take upward of five days for the top professional teams to complete. To get live updates of the race check out http://www.subaruprimalquest.com.Vail Colorado