Kokatat Sponsors Round-the-World Expedition

First woman to solo-paddle the Indian Ocean sets out to circumnavigate the globe

ARCATA, Calif., (March 15, 2011) – Kokatat is proud to sponsor Sara Outen's “London 2 London: Via the World” expedition. Departing from London on April 1st 2011, Outen will circumnavigate the globe using only human-powered transportation.

At 24-years old, Outen was the first woman, and youngest person ever, to row solo across the Indian Ocean. The “London 2 London” expedition is a significantly larger undertaking. She will cover 20,000-miles, across two oceans and three continents. Her only forms of transportation will be a specialized rowing boat, a bike and a kayak.

Though Outen will be the only person to complete the round-the-world journey in its entirety, Justine Curgenven, award winning adventure filmmaker and expedition sea kayaker, will join her for several of the kayaking legs. These two Kokatat-sponsored athletes continue to challenge the limits of the human psyche and of physical expectations.

Kokatat will provide:
• Women's Gore-Tex® Expedition Dry Suit
• Women's Polartec® Power Dry® Liner
• Gore-Tex® TecTOUR Anorak
• Guide PFD
• Tributary Hydration System
• Nomad Bootie

Outen expects to finish her adventure in the London, in the fall of 2013. Follow her progress on her personal blog and at the Kokatat blog.

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