3. The Crocodile Trophy

Taking saddle soars to new levels of dusty heat exhaustion this nine day endurance monster sees its personal wellbeing bereft participants attempt to cover 1,400 km of Australian outback with a mountain bike and a quickly emptied water bottle.

Adding to the damning motivation killers of muscle fatigue, cramp and the largely barren surroundings, daily bouts of combating the sweltering, dehydrating and hallucination educing heat can be halted only by the odd trip to muddied water holes and questionable looking ponds.

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