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Teva Mountain Games registration now open

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If you fancy yourself a mountain hardman or hardwoman just waiting for your moment of athletic glory, get ready: Registration for the Teva Mountain Games in Vail is now open.

Both amateurs and pros can sign up to compete in kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, road cycling, amateur climbing, World Cup bouldering, fly-fishing, trail running, stand up paddling, or a half marathon. There's also a $100,000 prize pool, but your scrub ass probably shouldn't count on winning any of that.

This is the 9th annual Teva Mountain Games, and last year's was the busiest yet, so register fast--slots are expected to fill up quickly. The games take place on June 3-6 and are touted as "the nation's largest celebration of mountain sport and lifestyle."

(That means you'll also see a bunch of skinny dudes in flip-flops and board shorts, without an ocean in sight.)

I once competed in the kayaking portion of a team relay at Teva in an inflatable ducky, and I'm proud to say I didn't come in last. Did I come in second-to-last? No comment.

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