Posted on November 28, 2012

The longest ever Formula 1 season may have only just finished but Mark Webber is already primed for his next challenge at his annual endurance event in Tasmania, which begins today. The charity challenge, which has been held since 2003, puts competitors through five days of multi-disciplined events covering 217 miles across some of the island’s stunning scenery and historic surroundings. Although he suffered a broken leg in the 2008 event, Red Bull’s Webber continues to take part and for the first time the end of the main race will coincide with a somewhat less gruelling 6.5km ‘Adventure run’ on More…

Posted on December 11, 2011

The Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge has drawn to a close after a five gruelling days, in which Webber himself competed in the early stages. A 60-strong field of athletes in two-person teams took on some of Australia’s most rugged scenery, racing on foot, with a paddle and pushing pedals. This year’s Challenge covered a course of around 350km and involved a variety of disciplines including kayaking, mountain biking, trail running and rope work. Webber took part in the early stages, but having finished third in the world championship thanks to his win in Brazil, he had to attend the More…

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