Athletes Reach Finish Line at Adventure TEAM Challenge
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On the last day of the Adventure TEAM Challenge there were only sounds of cheering, congratulating and finishing.
"When people say you can't do something, I love to prove them wrong," said Topher Downham.
Downham and team member John Lintott are members of this year's first-place team.
They said they learned from their mistakes from last year's race.
"We were able to capitalize on learning about this year, and I feel like for this year we did it pretty darn flawless," said Lintott.
However, Lintott proclaimed it to be much more than competition.
"Disabled are able to accomplish as a team and on their own because that was the biggest eye opening part for me is just seeing what you guys have to do on a daily basis. Not to mention out here through all the challenges,"said Lintott.
Race Director Billy Mattison says this course is not easy for anyone to do.
"They mountain biked, hiked, they did a rock climb, they do a big repel, a 90-foot overhanging repel," said Mattison.
After three days camping in the high desert, Downham has proved his point.
"An Adventure Race is the ultimate way to say, you're wrong, I can do anything I want," said Downham.