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TABOR AND ELI HEMMING, THE GOLDEN TRAIL SERIES GRAND FINAL AS A HONEYMOON!

Newlyweds and currently both ranked in the Golden Trail World Series top 10, Tabor and Eli Hemming are treating themselves to a dream honeymoon in Madeira at the Golden Trail World Series!

"Now, you’re gonna have to shift your ass!" 

This is the GTWS 2022 story of the year! Tabor and Eli Hemming are two American athletes that we discovered this year on the Golden Trail World Series circuit. They just got married in September 2021 and haven’t had the opportunity to go on a honeymoon. In August this year, their first great trip together was to the legendary Sierre-Zinal, with their aim being to qualify for the GTWS final in Madeira by participating in the last two races of the season. However, at the Swiss race, the sweethearts didn’t get the same results. Tabor grabbed a superb top-10 finish and, in the process, won precious points before the two USA legs, whereas her husband Eli finished in 20th place, putting themselves in a difficult position given the extremely high density of this year’s ranking. "We were disappointed not to have done the same race," explained Tabor. "We needed the points in Switzerland and Eli didn’t have an easy race. I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to qualify together." So, the night before the first of the two American stages, Tabor put a little pressure on her husband saying, "now, you’re gonna have to shift your ass!" Even though it was said in jest, it had the desired effect as Eli subsequently finished 3rd and then 2nd at the two American races. These results enabled him to get 11th in the overall ranking, when his wife is now 14th overall, before the Grand Final. "My comment worked so well he’s now ranked higher than me!" laughed his wife.

 

A dream honeymoon

So, here are our two athletes heading for their honeymoon at the Golden Trail World Series final. And when we point out to them that maybe a five-day stage race isn’t the dream destination for a honeymoon, they reply in unison "Are you kidding? We hate sitting around doing nothing, so it’s perfect for us. We’re going to spend five days together doing the sport that makes us both happy. We’ll be able to relive the day’s race each day once we get back to the hotel – "Wow did you see that?", “Did you enjoy that too?" –, it’s brilliant! Then we’ll try and make the most of the rest of the day at the hotel and on the island." If these two lovebirds are both hoping to finish in the top 10, Tabor Hemming is quite aware that her husband is now ahead of her in the overall ranking, so, it’s her turn to… shift her ass!

 

Find all the info here: https://madeiragtwsfinal.com

 

 

Follow the Grand Final!

Due to the lack of network coverage, we will not be able to diffuse the race live. Instead, every evening we will be broadcasting the highlights of the daily race stage along with exclusive interviews with athletes. See you at 8:00 pm (GMT+1) after each race stage here: goldentrailseries.com/gttv/

 

Follow the stories LIVE during the race on the Golden Trail Series Instagram page, as well as our video productions on the Golden Trail Series Facebook page, on Golden Trail TV or at www.goldentrailseries.com  

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