Congratulations to Mark Webber on winning his own charity event, the Mark Webber Challenge. Webber’s four-man team ‘Pure Tasmania’ won the event having spent six gruelling days hiking, kayaking and cycling their way to victory.
The Pure Tasmania teams consisted of Webber, the British Olympic rower James Cracknell, white-water kayak champion Matt Dalziel, and former Australian Ironman Guy Andrews. Their total time was 28 hours 18 minutes and 21 seconds, a full 40 minutes clear of their nearest rivals.
Webber said “It s been a gigantic week, physically and mentally for all of us. We ve managed to view some of the most spectacular parts of Tasmania in the last few days, and really push down new barriers at the same time. What s absolutely clear with this event is that finishing the Challenge is something that s a real feather you can put in your cap. Knowing that your effort has gone a long way towards helping youngsters with illness should be very satisfying for everyone that took part.”
The challenge was designed to raise money for a range of Australian children’s charities.