2009 TURTLE RACE WINNER
2009 Pearl Jam Challenge Audience Favorite Winner
Backspacer has a lot on her mind. She joined the Race for the sake of the journey, to take to the road and to think about where she’s been and where she’s headed next. She started the Race from the most northerly point of any of her competitors, deep in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Backspacer’s sponsors, the legendary rock band Pearl Jam, are hoping that she can win the Race and find her way home in time for the release of their new album in the Fall!
Backspacer’s coach, Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau, has been helping her to focus on moving ahead and taking deep breaths during her long sojourn south.