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In Pictures: Soldiers ‘Race the Sun’ around North Yorkshire

The endurance event traditionally takes place from dawn to dusk.

Soldiers on the River Ouse in York as they compete in Race the Sun (Danny Lawson/PA)
Soldiers on the River Ouse in York as they compete in Race the Sun (Danny Lawson/PA)

Hundreds of soldiers are taking part in Race the Sun, an endurance event that traditionally takes place from sunrise to sunset, in North Yorkshire.

The physically demanding challenge involves swimming, kayaking, cycling, running and marching, and tests soldiers’ physical stamina, teamwork, courage and determination.

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(Danny Lawson/PA)

Leg 1 of Race the Sun was a fantastic sight! So many kayak's with kayakers of varying experience. Most will be finishing...

Posted by 2 Signal Regiment on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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(Danny Lawson/PA)

Leg2-3 HOTO river run to road bike. Great effort so far teams. Keep up the great efforts.

Posted by 2 Signal Regiment on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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(Danny Lawson/PA)

The last few hundred metres of Leg 2. The river run can be quite technical & hard going, it is a long slog, but it's a stunning run especially at this time in the morning. Well done competitors.

Posted by 2 Signal Regiment on Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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(Danny Lawson/PA)

Leg 7. Half marathon road race (21km). This is a challenging route, some of the runners may have already completed an...

Posted by 2 Signal Regiment on Thursday, May 2, 2019
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(Danny Lawson/PA)

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