The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, held from March 15-30, is the only all-women’s off-road rally raid in the world. 150 two-person women teams compete in the event representing dozens of countries around the world. The rally is a grueling test of driving skill and navigation across southern Morocco’s most beautiful and challenging terrain, in the absence of GPS, communications and service crews.
This year, Pompeian, Inc. is proud to sponsor the American teams participating in the event. One of five teams is the duo of Professional surfer Bethany Hamilton and Chrissie Beavis. Bethany is a celebrity surfer with a major motion picture about her inspiring story, in which she survived a devastating shark attack in which she lost her left arm, and ultimately overcame the injury to return to professional surfing. Her teammate Chrissie is a young top navigator in the rally world, talented architect and a regular ESPN X-Games commentator.
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