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CHALLENGE. DISTANCE. DISCOVERY

CHALLENGE. DISTANCE. DISCOVERY

April 20, 2018

In 2006, Canadian Ray Zahab, and two friends, Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin, set out on an expedition to cross the Sahara Desert by foot. 111 days and 7,500 kms after leaving the coast of Senegal, they completed their journey by stepping into the Red Sea. National Geographic tracked the expedition by web, as well as the documentary film ‘Running The Sahara’ was filmed to capture the expedition, and raise awareness for the drinking water crisis in North Africa. Ray went on to found Impossible2Possible (i2P) (impossible2possible.com), an organization that aims to inspire and educate youth through adventure learning, inclusion and participation in expeditions.  His adventures and expeditions have taken Ray all over the world, to the most inhospitable regions on the planet.
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LEARNING FROM FAILURE AT IRONMAN TEXAS

LEARNING FROM FAILURE AT IRONMAN TEXAS

April 20, 2018

At 6:40am on May 14, the starting gun went off at Ironman Texas, and initially the lack of movement was a little anticlimactic. Rolling starts lack the immediate chaos and exhilaration of mass starts, but I enjoy the few moments of calm between when the starting gun fires and I become one more body in a sea of flailing arms and legs. The athletes ahead were either in a mad dash to gain control of the lead swim pack or trying not to drown in the first ten seconds of an 8-10 hour day, but those of us seeded several rows deep wouldn’t even get our toes wet for another minute.
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OUR FAVOURITE STORES…

OUR FAVOURITE STORES…

April 20, 2018

We had heard a good deal about Heath’s new cycling store, The 11, in Toronto even before they opened their door’s in March 2015. And several attempts to meet with the the owner, heath, had come awry for all the usual reasons… so it was a long time in coming, but just recently xact NUTRITION owners, Lawrence and Marianne got to visit the store, including a personal guided tour by xact NUTRITION ambassador, Logan Cornel. We were not disappointed! 
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PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE GRAND DÉFI

PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE GRAND DÉFI "THE BIG CHALLENGE"

April 20, 2018

Le Grand Défi, is a unique sporting event that takes place every year in the province of Québec, bringing together children, adults, schools and all sorts of organizations to promote health and physical activity.
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NEW INGREDIENT FOR SPORTS NUTRITION… MAPLE SYRUP!

NEW INGREDIENT FOR SPORTS NUTRITION… MAPLE SYRUP!

April 20, 2018

Maple syrup is 100% pure and natural, much loved and well known by Canadians, especially at breakfast time. Our understanding of its make up has increased greatly very recently as researchers characterized not just mineral and vitamin content, but also the nature of the sugars present and other compounds with significant antioxidant properties.
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XACT NUTRITION GOES WEST

XACT NUTRITION GOES WEST

April 20, 2018

Since xact NUTRITION created FRUIT2 for the trail running scene in 2012 at X-trail Mont Orford, we have seen athletes all over Eastern Canada start using FRUIT2 for energy during races and training runs. The number of athletes choosing FRUIT2 for during-effort energy has grown hand-in-hand with xact nutrition’s presence at sporting events and specialized retailers. Back then we had a grand total of 2! Thank you, le coureur nordique in Québec city and Le Coureur in Sherbrooke, for your confidence in FRUIT2 back then! xact nutrition’s retailer partners have since grown to well over 100 today. Find the store carrying xact nutrition nearest to you.

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“IT’S YOUR FRIGGIN' MELON MAN!”

“IT’S YOUR FRIGGIN' MELON MAN!”

April 20, 2018

“It’s your friggin’ melon man!” the words my good friend, ski guru and occasional coach as well as technical adviser on all things ski, said to me as I balked at the expense of a fine helmet when I was taking up alpine ski racing at the tender age of 38 or so. “Its your head. You should buy the best helmet you can afford!“
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TRAILS IN MOTION 3 HITS MONTREAL

TRAILS IN MOTION 3 HITS MONTREAL

April 20, 2018

That was a pretty awesome celebration of trail running Monday night at the SAT! Thanks to everyone in the Montreal trail community for coming out and supporting Trails in Motion 3… It was great to chat over a beer (O.K. so it was a little watery!) to meet-up with friends and make some new ones; as well as to support a fantastic cause, Courir Pour la Vie, a suicide prevention charity.
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A SPECIAL

A SPECIAL "BONNE CHANCE" TO XACT NUTRITION ATHLETES@LA DIAGONALE DES FOUS

April 20, 2018

An extra special “bonne chance les amis!” to the 3 xact NUTRITION ambassadors who will be on the start line today at The Grand Raid Réunion!
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JOAN ROCH RUNS SOLO FROM QUÉBEC CITY TO MONTREAL (250 KM, 31 HOURS)

JOAN ROCH RUNS SOLO FROM QUÉBEC CITY TO MONTREAL (250 KM, 31 HOURS)

April 20, 2018

We think it’s a mixture of: something very hard being attained by people that from a distance appear as “machines” or “different from us”, but the reality is they are not. What may appear as too hard, impossible, or another superlative, when broken down into its constituent elements becomes achievable. Joan is not a superman. He did not accomplish this easily. We saw Joan endure some tough moments.
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FRIENDS DANCING IN THE ALPS

FRIENDS DANCING IN THE ALPS

April 20, 2018

For trail running racing, the equivalent of the World Cup of the competitive side of the sport is taking place right now… The Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc… the championship event in the Ultra Trail World Tour.
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JOAN ROCH, ULTRA COMMUTER, JOINS THE XACT NUTRITION AMBASSADOR TEAM

JOAN ROCH, ULTRA COMMUTER, JOINS THE XACT NUTRITION AMBASSADOR TEAM

April 20, 2018

For those of you who do not know Joan Roch, around here he’s known for his less than orthodox approach to training and running and pretty much questioning the first principles of anything concerning running…
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