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Land Rover Will Support Lewis Moody and His Team as They Tackle the Yukon Arctic Ultra

The retired rugby star will compete for charity in the toughest Ultra Marathons in the world.

 
 
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PRLog - Feb. 19, 2013 - HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- Land Rover Hoffman Estates (http://www.landroverhoffman.com/dealership/about.htm) is proud to not only provide new and used auto sales in the Chicagoland area, but also to keep up to date with the latest news from Land Rover. The local dealership is happy to report that Land Rover is providing support for Lewis Moody, the retired English rugby star, as he takes part in the Yukon Arctic Ultra, otherwise known as the toughest Ultra Marathon in the world. Of course, the ex-rugby player isn’t doing this for glory, but to raise money for a charity: HopeHIV. In fact, he is racing alongside Phil Wall, the founder of that charity, and Alan Chambers MBE, a famed polar arctic adventurer.

Land Rover has provided assistance throughout the training process to prepare the competitors for the Ultra Marathon. The automaker was happy to provide a 2013 Freelander 2 for use in the rugged backwoods areas that the team needed to get to in order to adequately test themselves in advance. The Freelander was capable of providing supplies and support in remote areas that are reminiscent of the Canadian Yukon where the race will take place.

The competition itself is a 300-mile trek across the Yukon, where temperatures are expected to be as low as -50 degrees. The team is preparing for a number of challenges, including, of course, traversing 300 freezing miles. A race of that length brings up other issues than simply endurance; the competitors will have to take into account body temperature, sleep deprivation, and nutrition in order to function at peak performance.

The proceeds from this fundraising effort will go to support kids who have been born to parents with AIDS or HIV. Phil Wall started the charity in 2010 after visiting an AIDS-ravaged community in Johannesburg; now the charity raises millions of dollars to help support orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Land Rover Hoffman Estates is located at 1051 W Higgins Road in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Contact their dealership to find out about the Freelander II or any of the other rugged off-road vehicles from Land Rover (http://www.landroverhoffman.com/new-inventory/index.htm).

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