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Aussie national marathon series a reality

The MTBA marathon series around Australia is now a reality. Called the Australian Mountain Bike Marathon Challenge, it will be comprised of up to 12 events in 2007, including the 2007 Australian MTB Marathon Championships, all in some of Australia's most beautiful and stunning locations and regions.

Tony Scott, MTBA's executive officer said, "Each event in the Challenge will be principally focused on participation at all levels of ability. Each event will cater for Elite, as well as Veteran and Master aged men and women. Recreational riders will be catered for and in most cases a half-marathon will be held as well."

Series winners will be determined by a rider's best 4 events and the 2007 marathon championships will be given additional status by accounting for extra points.

MTBA is actively looking for promoters to partner with. Full details for the Australian MTB marathon Challenge can be obtained from MTBA or can be downloaded from the MTBA website -

The closing date for event nominations is 2nd October 2006.

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