When was it?
The 2003 edition kicked off in New York City in March, 2003, and after traveling to South Africa, Australia, and the U.S. West Coast, it ended in April, near Moab, Utah.

What's next?
Land Rover plans to sponsor another G4 Challenge in 2005, with applications accepted in 2004. Go to the Web site (www.landroverg4challenge.com) for more information.

And the Winners Are...
by Sue Mead

Belgian fighter pilot Rudi Thelen was crowned as winner in the inaugural Land Rover G4 Challenge. The Team Spirit Award, voted for by all the competitors, was awarded to the U.K.'s Tim Pickering. American Chris Perry, a waterpark manager in Dubai who represented Arabia, came in a close second. The U.S. entrant, 29-year-old Nancy Olson of Arlington, Virginia, one of only two females in the event, finished 15th. Canada's Kitt Stringer, 26, placed 13th in his substitute role after primary competitor Jim Kuhn was injured in South Africa and had to withdraw.