Latosuo, Smith find way around Kincaid

Joyne Puls reacts as she runs bare foot through lake side muck at Little Campbell Lake during the the Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Her Team Puls teammate Amanda Walch waits is the canoe as Puls goes to the punch station.
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Dani Mazzotta and Renae Bookman of Team Thing 1 check their map as they transition from running to biking during the Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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Aubrey Smith and Eeva Latosuo celebrate their victory in the the Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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Participants in the Women Rock Adventure Challenge search for the first punch station on the sand hill near the motocross track in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park trail takes racers up a sand hill in Kincaid Park July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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The Women Rock Adventure Challenge in Kincaid Park on Saturday, July 9, 2011.
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Eeva Latosuo and Aubrey Smith covered a whole lot of ground in a very short amount of time Saturday at Kincaid Park, turning in a dominating effort to win the Women Rock Adventure Challenge. The race was a multi-sport orienteering race that covered a good chunk of the park. Competitors used maps to find 24 checkpoints and they got from one to another in a variety of ways -- running, mountain biking and paddling.

Latosuo and Smith finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes -- almost twice as fast as anyone else. The team of Kelsey Paveglio, Katrina Bombrys and Jessica Kaiser were second in 3:55.

The race, organized by Alaska Adventure Racing, attracted 26 women who competed on 11 teams.

Women Rock Adventure Challenge

Final results

1) Pushki Pushers (Eeva Latosuo, Aubrey Smith) 2:06; 2) Michalaskans (Kelsey Paveglio, Katrina Bombrys, Jessica Kaiser) 3:55; 3) Living Life (Lynn Gray, Laura Crawford) 4:07; 4) Team Puls (Jayne Puls, Amanda Walch) 4:08; 5) Thing 1 (Renae Bookman, Dani Mazzotta) 4:16; 6) Thing 2 (Allison Weiland, Michelle Greer) 4:49; 7) The Curious Georgettes (Dagmara Barney, Tracie Lewis, Jennifer Nicholas) 4:53; 8) Dazed and Confused (Danielle Ditlmer, Dana Brokofsky, Bekah Haussner) 4:22; 9) Ray Rae/Anchorage Yoga (Richelle Binkowski, Alisia Ray) 5:01; 10) Bridesmaids (Liberty Kyser, Veronica Pope) 4:52; 11) Immediate Care Divas (Nikita Comstock, Brittany Ingles, Heather Castle) 5:09.


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