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NGA: Traversing Costa Rica by Foot, Bike, and Paddle by Payge McMahon

“I forgot to pack my underwear, but I brought a headlamp!” said Winnie. By now we had known each other five days. We were in a remote, Costa Rican jungle and I couldn’t help but laugh at my new Swedish friend and expedition mate. Her parents named her after the loveable children’s character and bear, Winnie-the-Pooh. It was appropriate.  Adventurous ...
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McMahon signs with Osprey Packs

Osprey Packs has signed adventure athlete, Payge McMahon, to an exclusive contract for 2013.  A non-disclosed financial and product sponsorship agreement, McMahon will represent and use Osprey Packs in her 2013 adventures and events.  This month she will host an expedition with Coast to Coast Adventures in Costa Rica, crossing the country all by hiking, mountain biking and whitewater kayaking. ...
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Runnerman Dan: 2,000 Miles & Beer! – by Payge McMahon

Dan Owings, a train conductor and father from Chicago, ran his first marathon in 2009 at the age of 39.  It was on his bucket list and he figured the marathon would be a ‘one and done’ event.  He did it in 3:20 and qualified for the Boston Marathon. Who does that in their first marathon?? Since 2009, Dan has ...
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National Geographic Adventure: G2G Ultra – Run, Rookie, Run!! by Payge McMahon

Payge McMahon writes the follow-up article, for National Geographic Adventure, on her experience competing in the 167-mile, Grand to Grand Ultra.  Titled, ‘Run, Rookie, Run!’ find out the good, the bad and the ugly, how she would train differently and what kind of gear she would swap.  Lots of lessons were learned.  She is already planning a big adventure in ...
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Competitor Magazine: G2G Ultra – Blood, Sand & Cheers by Payge McMahon

Competitor Magazine publishes adventure athlete, journalist and Grand to Grand Ultra competitor, Payge McMahon’s, race report on this first ever self-supported, stage footrace in North America. The inaugural G2G Ultra took place from September 23-29, 2012 in the United States.  Starting at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the 167 mile course took the competitors through two states, sand ...
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