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Team Name: I Don’t Remember
Name: Robin Smith
Where were you born: South Bend, IN
Hometown now: Issaquah, WA
Occupation: Online Advertising
Other hobbies: I am pretty sure everything can be tied back to AR in one way or another. Would say movies, but that could be called recovery time.
Years racing: 11
Racing achievements: Making it to the finish line of my first expedition race PQ San Juan Islands; Not bursting into flames in PQ Moab; Not being eaten by something in XPD Cairns; People still trust me with the maps, so must be doing something right.
Personal motto: Have a good time and enjoy the experience
Strengths as a racer: Like to race at night, enjoy a good long kayak section.
Children: None, unless you count the cat.
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Add a new location to places that I have explored and have a fun time doing it.
Name: Chip Palzer
Where were you born: Seattle
Hometown now: Seattle
Occupation: Senior Analyst
Other hobbies: Skiing, mountain biking,
Years racing: 11
Racing achievements: Numerous 24/36 hour races including the Trioba races. 3 Day California Goldrush
Personal motto: Go big.
Strengths as a racer: Navigation
Children? No. Wait, do people with children get priority in a rescue? I have twelve kids.
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: I am really excited for the packrafting and the beautiful scenery. This is my first expedition race, and I think I chose wisely.
Name: Charlotte Brekkan
Where were you born: Uppsala, Sweden
Hometown now: Kirkland WA
Other hobbies: Running, lifting heavy, family stuff
Years racing: 6
Racing achievements: Ö till Ö Swimrun, 24h, lots of running
Personal motto: Slow sucks
Strengths as a racer: Positive Mental Attitude?Married/Single: Married
Children: Yes – 3 girls, 14, 16 and 17
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Always wanted to go to Alaska and what a great opportunity to see the beautiful scenery.
Name: Eric Abraham
Where were you born: Saginaw, Michigan
Hometown now: in between Chicago and Seattle.
Occupation: Packaging Design & Recycling
Other hobbies: Coffee. Birds. U2 Concerts.
Years racing: Since 1998.
Racing Achievements: Raid X-Adventure, Yukon River Quest, Trioba 12-24hrs., Favorite climbs include Mount Rainier, USA, Cotopoxi, Ecuador, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, etc.
Personal motto: “What’s the two things they tell you are healthiest eat? Chicken and fish. You know what you should do? Combine them, eat a penguin.”
Strengths as a racer: Provider of motivational sarcasm, bad jokes, and movie quotes.
Children? Yes; One good one.
Thoughts about, and goals for racing ExpAk: Eco-Challenge New Zealand dropout back in 2001. Need to “finish” this race with great friends, as greater friends…