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Kvick too quick

North Vancouver's David Kvick was the big winner of the ninth annual running of the Sea2Summit. The adventure racer covered the two-day course in a time of 11:11:19 and he crossed the finish line ahead of all the other competitors.

North Vancouver's David Kvick was the big winner of the ninth annual running of the Sea2Summit.

The adventure racer covered the two-day course in a time of 11:11:19 and he crossed the finish line ahead of all the other competitors. His wife Annie was the fastest female in the field with a time of 13:18:50.

David, 39, beat second-place finisher Richard Juryn of North Vancouver by an hour and 16 minutes, while Justin Mark of Port Moody came third.

Team Leadfoot's Adrian Lasalle-Lowe of Brackendale was the only Squamish resident listed on the result page. The co-ed team with the local on it was also made up of Aaron Pitt, Jen Segger and Phil Wright from North Vancouver, Whistler and Burnaby, respectively.

Leadfoot finished first in the co-ed teams of four category against 12 other teams with a time of 13:57:17.

The fastest team of four was Team Enerplus from Calgary with a time of 13:44:20.

The Sea to Summit Adventure Race competitors spent the first day (Sept. 18) of their race experience in Squamish and then cycled from Squamish to Whistler on the second day. The competitors faced a number of challenges over the course of the race. On day one a mystery challenge forced the competitors to test their archery skills along with the skills more traditionally associated with adventure racing.

The day one race included a 6-km trek/run, a 750-metre portage, a 20-km paddle, a 19-km bike ride, another 12-km trek and finally a 26-km mountain bike ride.

The second day of the race started with a police escort from Squamish Junction Park on Cleveland Avenue to the Cheakamus Valley. Competitors did a 75-km ride to Whistler then had to do a 18-km trek on the lower reaches of Mt. Sproatt on the west side of Whistler.

More than 250 people participated in the race.