This week Simon talks with Jon Frith, the race director of the Yukon 100, the world's longest paddle race.
As a former soldier, Jon brings a unique perspective to organizing, running and also taking part in this epic adventure race that spans 1,000 miles from Whitehorse, Yukon.
Jon shares his insights into the dangers of the trip and the personal admin and development required by the participants taking part. He talks about the history of the race, and his views on the addition of Stand-Up Paddleboarding into the event.
Join us as we delve into the immersive experience of racing through the untouched beauty of the Yukon wilderness.
This is the first of our 'deep dive' episodes looking at the Yukon 1000 race, following the experiences of the organisers and participants in the 2023 event.
The Smithsonian Magazine recently wrote a great article on the race here
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Starboard - Season Sponsor
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Baltic know that the best personal floatation devices are always the ones that get worn, so they've designed the SUP Elite and SUP Pro specifically for SUPrs. They're designed to make climbing back on your board easier and have a cut which allows full movement when you're paddling, making them super comfortable to wear. The SUP Elite comes with storage and the ability to add a hydration pack
Ocean Specific - Episode Sponsor
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