Team Orion pull out of XPD race

After gaining the lead in the Australian XPD adventure race Team Orion had to pull out during the last stages after one of team captain Brent’s numerous leach bites became infected, following an overnight stay in a leach infested rainforest.

Brent's ankle

The adventure race began on the 17th May with the team trekking, mountain biking and kayaking over a 700km course spread over 11 days. Their withdrawal from the race was a huge disappointment for the team since it looked positive that the team would walk away as XPD race champions.

See Team Orion’s remaining race fixtures for 2010