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La Ruta de Los Conquistadores: Costa Rica

The mind cannot comprehend the enormity of traversing across Costa Rica’s rugged terrain, yet nineteen years ago this was precisely the venture Roman Urbina undertook, inspired by historical accounts of a twenty year journey by three Spanish Conquistadores. Immediately following the completion of his own path, Roman decided to retrace his personal voyage on a mountain bike. It set the foundation for “La Ruta”, now one of the most grueling, difficult athletic events on this face of the earth.

In 2011, Costa Rica plays host to the 19th edition of La Ruta de Los Conquistadores. The race has only 350 available spots, so should you find energy to manuver the scheduling and logistics of this race, step up and hammer out four days of endurance, grit and stamina while acquiring a solid personal growth journey.