Ian Adamson (adventure racer)

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Ian Adamson
Medal record
Adventure Racing
Representing  United States
Adventure Racing World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1995 X-Games 1 Rhode Island
Silver medal – second place 1996 X-Games 2 Rhode Island
Gold medal – first place 1996 Eco-Challenge British Columbia
Gold medal – first place 1997 X-Games 3 San Diego
Silver medal – second place 1997 Eco-Challenge Australia
Gold medal – first place 1998 Raid Gauloises Ecuador
Gold medal – first place 2000 Eco-Challenge Borneo
Gold medal – first place 2001 Eco-Challenge New Zealand
Silver medal – second place 2001 ARWC Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Primal Quest Telluride
Silver medal – second place 2002 Eco-Challenge Fiji
Gold medal – first place 2003 Primal Quest Lake Tahoe
Gold medal – first place 2004 Primal Quest Orcas Island
Gold medal – first place 2004 ARWC Canada
Gold medal – first place 2004 Raid Gauloises Argentina
Silver medal – second place 2005 ARWC New Zealand
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Raid Gauloises Europe
Gold medal – first place 2006 Primal Quest Moab
Gold medal – first place 2006 ARWC Sweden

Ian Adamson (born August 29, 1964) is a former competitive adventure racer,[1][2][3][4] television professional[5] and president of the International Obstacle Racing Federation.[6][7][8]

Early competition[edit]

Adamson started competing in middle distance cycling, running, cross country and swimming at school. While at university he focused on canoe and kayak, winning the Australian Universities Canoe Championship in C2 Wild Water in 1988, and later set two Guinness World Records[9] for the longest distance paddled in 24 hours (1997, 2004.)

Career[edit]

Adamson is an eleven-time world champion adventure racer,[10] featured on television shows including the Eco-Challenge, Primal Quest,[11][12] Raid Gauloises,[13] Men's Journal Adventure Team and X-Games that aired on Outdoor Life Network, ESPN, Discovery Channel, USA Network and MTV from 1995 - 2006. He was a founding member of Team Nike ACG/Balance Bar[14]

Professional life[edit]

Adamson worked at Newton Running Company[15] from 2007 to 2014 as Director of Product Development,[16] and later Director of Medical & Education and previously in an advisory capacity as a sponsored athlete[17] for GU,[18] Giant Bikes,[19] Nike[20][21][22][23] (2002-2007.) He is currently president of the International Obstacle Racing Federation,[24] the world governing body for Obstacle Course Racing and is working toward achieving international recognition for the sport.

Adamson is also a writer, having authored Runner's World Guide to Adventure Racing[25][26][27] and as a contributor to Adventure Racing the Ultimate Guide,[28] the Complete Guide to Adventure Racing,[29] The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of my Feet,[30] print interviews,[31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39] appearances[40][41][42] and articles.[43][44][45]

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2006 Men's Journal Adventurer of the year[55]
  • 2005 Adventure Race Team of the Year[56]
  • 2004 Adventure Race Team of the Year[57]
  • 2002 RailRider Adventurer of the year[58]

Works[edit]

  • Author: Runner's World Guide to Adventure Racing[25]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kaplan, Jonathan E. (2001-11-11). "When Adventure Racing Becomes Less Adventurous". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  2. ^ "Ian Adamson - Adventure Racing | Foot.com - The most comprehensive source of foot health and foot care information (foot pain, heel pain)". foot.com. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Ian Adamson, Adventure Racer". www.fromartz.com. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  4. ^ "Checkpoint Tracker Welcomes Adventure Racing Legend Ian Adamson - Outdoor Industry Association | Outdoor Industry Association". Outdoor Industry Association. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  5. ^ "NIC 3.0 Host is world-renowned adventure racer Ian Adamson!". The Nature Island Challenge. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  6. ^ Inc., Spartan Race,. "Spartan Race Announces Appointment Of Ian Adamson To Lead Launch Of Independent International Obstacle Racing Federation". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  7. ^ "Spartan Race Announces Appointment Of Ian Adamson To International Obstacle Racing Federation | Mud and Adventure | Outdoor Active Adventures Begin Here.". 2014-05-01. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  8. ^ "Interview: Ian Adamson - International Obstacle Racing Federation - The Obstacle Method". 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  9. ^ "Paddler Magazine". December 2005. 
  10. ^ "Adventure Sports Magazine". August 2004. 
  11. ^ "Boulder Daily Camera". January 2004. 
  12. ^ Primal Quest, Subaru (September 10, 2003). "Nike ACG/Balance Bar Wins Subaru Primal Quest". PR News Wire. Retrieved September 10, 2003 – via PRNewsWire.com. 
  13. ^ "The Denver Post". September 2005. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  14. ^ Peckham, Holly (June 12, 2003). "Aura360 Signs Nike All Conditions Gear and Balance Bar as Co-Title Sponsors of Elite Adventure Racing Team". BusinessWire.com. Retrieved June 12, 2003 – via BusinessWire. 
  15. ^ Adamson, Ian (June 2013). "Ironman U". Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  16. ^ "Newton Running: Q&A With Ian Adamson, Newton's Director of Product Development". runblogger.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  17. ^ "GoLite". 2002. 
  18. ^ "GU Energy". 2005. 
  19. ^ "Giant Bicycles". 2005. 
  20. ^ "Nike ACG". 2005. 
  21. ^ "Nike ACG". 2004. 
  22. ^ "Nike ACG Balance Bar". 2004. 
  23. ^ "Nike Timing". 2004. 
  24. ^ "IORF". International Obstacle Sports Federation. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  25. ^ a b Adamson, Ian (2004-04-17). Runner's World Guide to Adventure Racing: How to Become a Successful Racer and Adventure Athlete. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Books. ISBN 9781579548360. 
  26. ^ "Runner's World Guide to Adventure Racing eBook by Ian Adamson - Kobo". Kobo. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  27. ^ "Runners World Guide to Adventure Racing". April 2004. 
  28. ^ Adamson, Ian; Siff, Barry; Caldwell, Liz (2001-05-01). Adventure Racing: The Ultimate Guide. Boulder, Colo.; Place of publication not identified: Velo Press. ISBN 9781884737909. 
  29. ^ Mann, Don; Schaad, Kara; Bauman, David; Holstrom, Tim; Peck, Peter Field (2001-09-15). The Complete Guide to Adventure Racing. Hatherleigh Press. ISBN 9781578260645. 
  30. ^ Jamison, Neal; Moslow-Benway, Maureen; Stover, Nic, eds. (2005-04-01). The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of My Feet: Tales from the World of Adventure Racing. Halcottsville, NY: Breakaway Books. ISBN 9781891369544. 
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  32. ^ "Men's Healthy Singapore". March 2005. 
  33. ^ "Inc. Magazine". September 2001. 
  34. ^ "Boulder Daily Camera". May 2007. 
  35. ^ "Rocky Mountain News". May 2007. 
  36. ^ "UAE Outdoor". February 2015. 
  37. ^ "World T.E.A.M. Sports". 2011-06-02. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  38. ^ "Performance Nutrition Podcast: Ian Adamson & Jack Owoc Interview.". Bodybuilding.com. 2006-07-13. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  39. ^ "Is twice-around-the-clock triathlon's next big thing?". Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  40. ^ Becker, Kraig (2008-12-19). "The Adventure Blog: Adventure Racing Legend Ian Adamson Coming To Adventure Week 2009!". The Adventure Blog. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  41. ^ Mc, Rick (2008-12-20). "Ian Adamson attending our Adventure Race". besthike.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  42. ^ "Swiftwick's Team Valor Prepares for Checkpoint Tracker | The Best Socks You'll Ever Wear-Guaranteed.". www.swiftwick.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  43. ^ "Backpacker Magazine". April 2005. 
  44. ^ "Tune Up: Your First Adventure Race - Backpacker". 2005-04-01. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
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  51. ^ "SleepMonsters Adventure Racing Reports - Mild Seven Outdoor Quest - Fun in the Sun". www.sleepmonsters.com. Retrieved 2016-08-07. 
  52. ^ a b "Japan Tobacco Inc. "Mild Seven Outdoor Quest..." - Dan Morris Photography & Video - Commercial, Product, Editorial, Wedding and Adventure Photography & Video". www.danmorris.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  53. ^ a b "Duathlon.com – All About Duathlon – Mild Seven Outdoor Quest". duathlon.com. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  54. ^ "Winning Magazine". Summer 1997. 
  55. ^ "Men's Journal Adventure Issue". December 2006. 
  56. ^ "Adventure Sports Magazine". August 2005. 
  57. ^ "Adventure Sports Magazine". January 2005. 
  58. ^ "Adventurer of the Year and the Toughest Man on the Planet | RailRiders". www.railriders.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08.