Tag: Texas Water Safari
Three words: Texas Water Safari. Longtime readers of What’s Up, USANA? might recognize those seemingly innocuous words — and understand they are anything but innocent. Also known as the “World’s Toughest Boat Race,” the Texas Water Safari tests the fitness, stamina, and sheer mettle of anyone who competes. Perhaps you followed Phil Bowden’s Safari saga [...]
Photo: ©2010 Pam Smart For anyone else and under any other circumstances, a top-10 finish in the “World’s Toughest Boat Race” would be cause for celebration. For Phil Bowden, a 30-year veteran of ultra-marathon canoe racing, finishing 10th out of nearly 100 boats at this month’s Texas Water Safari proved to be somewhat of a [...]
Just wanted to pass along these amazing photos courtesy of Ian DeVoglaer. He is the son of James DeVoglaer, who was on the same team as Phil Bowden at last weekend’s Texas Water Safari. Be sure to read more about the challenging Texas Water Safari in previous posts. Thanks Ian!
The enthusiasm, energy, and sheer excitement could be heard clearly in Gwen Burnell’s voice. Thirty hours prior, the USANA Ruby Director began what she is now calling “the adventure of a lifetime!” (Read more about the event). During a brief break in the action, Gwen telephoned me mid-afternoon Sunday and reported that Phil Bowden and [...]
Photo: ©2010 Pam Smart Phil Bowden paints a colorful picture of ultra-marathon canoe racing. “All we have to do is paddle 70 strokes a minute for 40 hours straight,” Phil deadpans. “Oh yeah, I forgot the 100-degree heat, 90-percent humidity and when you’re dead tired and your imagination is running wild, you start seeing ‘cottonmouth [...]