Cory Wallace Kicks of 2019 with a Win in Israel

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Here at Kona we are positive that Cory Wallace is actually a robot sent from the future to show us mere mortals that Type 2 fun is actually a good time and that we should all be pushing our bodies to their absolute limit.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

Having just finished riding in Nepal and complete the Annapurna circuit in under 24hrs Cory headed to Israel with race partner, Danish ex-roadie Soren Nissen. The pair were there to take part in the 5th edition of the Samarathon Desert MTB Race, 240km of grueling shadeless desert racing.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG

After coming in second on the 19km prologue, the pair then went on to win the remaining 68km, 76km and 86km stages to take the overall win in a time of 9hrs and 51 minutes just 2 min 45 seconds ahead of second place. After 10 hours of racing, it’s clear the locals did not take it easy on Cory and Soren.

Caleb Smith | KONA COG