Primal Quest Badlands Winners!

As of this morning, four teams in the Primal Quest Badlands race have crossed the finish line. More than 20 teams are still on the course. The race winners, Team OrionHealth.com, completed the 550+ mile route yesterday, August 20, followed a few hours after by Team Salomon/Crested Butte and Team Merrell/Zanfel Adventure.

Team OrionHealth.com crossing the finish line; they were immediately greeted with pizza and ice cream and interviewed by the local news stations. Photos by Wouter Kingma

Going strong for the whole week — the race has been reeling on nonstop for seven days now! — Gear Junkie favorite Team WEDALI has been making a late-race bust to pass some of the world’s top teams in the Badlands in a rush for fifth or sixth place. Watch the action of this “life-altering adventure” today live via the SPOT Satellite GPS-powered Primal Quest Tracking Map.

Go racers! Go WEDALI!

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.