Former Springbok Stefan Terblanche says Expedition Adventure Racing is “tougher than taking on the All Blacks!” He is joining the Merrell squad to take part in the 2018 GODZone Pure event in New Zealand from 1 to 10 March.

This event is considered one of the toughest on the adventure racing calendar. Teams of four athletes will race together unsupported through the wilderness, non-stop for days on end. It includes mountain biking, trail running and paddling to checkpoints marked on a map over distances of around 500km.

Apart from Terblanche and team captain Graham Bird, Grant Ross and Jane Swarbreck will join the team. Team Merrell is consistently rated amongst the top ten in the world.

In addition to the main sponsor Merrell, brands like Black Diamond, Island Tribe, Ocean Eyewear, Extreme Lights, Racefood, Giant, Fluid Kayaks, BackCountry Cuisine and Nuun Rehydration support the team.