Josh Duhamel Takes on the Scottish Highlands
NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ — DRAMBUIEÃ‚® Liqueur today announced that celebrated actor Josh Duhamel has completed the 2010 DRAMBUIE Pursuit, the annual outdoor-adventure race across the Scottish Highlands. Duhamel led his triumphant team against 14 other teams from around the world, all racing to retrace the voyage of Scotland’s rebel Bonnie Prince Charlie, for whom DRAMBUIE was originally created in 1745. In the end Duhamel and his team came in fifth place, and despite a demonstration of guts and determination, were finally beaten by a team of friends from The Netherlands.
Leading a team of fierce competitors who won a place on his team via online application at the DRAMBUIE Web site, us.drambuie.com, Duhamel proved his skill in trials of archery, speedboat racing, whitewater rafting, mountain climbing and more throughout the 100-mile race course, while also managing to avoid injury in this grueling action adventure race.
Each year, teams of four adults (over 25 years of age) are flown to Scotland from around the world to race across the Scottish Highlands between Inverness and the Isle of Skye, in celebration of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s legendary escape from the British government forces, after a failed attempt to regain the throne. Once safe passage was secured, the Prince left to his loyal aides the only thing he had left to his name: the recipe for DRAMBUIE that to this day remains secret.
“We came to Scotland to have fun, and that’s exactly what we did” said Duhamel. “This was one of the most challenging and memorable experiences of my life and, while it’s a shame we didn’t win, I’m glad I got to do it on behalf of The Pat Tillman Foundation!”
“The spirit of Bonnie Prince Charlie truly lives on at the DRAMBUIE Pursuit,” said Cherie Koster, Marketing Manager for DRAMBUIE. “And we congratulate Team Josh for putting on such a great display this year. The stakes are raised at every race, and we look forward to an even greater level of competition and spirit next year!”
To learn more about the DRAMBUIE Pursuit or to view photographs from this year’s race, visit us.drambuie.com.
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About Josh Duhamel
Josh Duhamel recently wrapped production on “Life as We Know it” starring opposite Katherine Heigl for Warner Brothers and “The Romantics” in which he stars alongside Katie Holmes and Anna Paquin. Duhamel received three consecutive Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Leo du Pres on the long-running ABC series “All My Children,” and took home the Emmy in 2002. He went on to star as Danny McCoy on NBC’s popular one-hour drama “Las Vegas” with James Caan. Originally from North Dakota, he currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, singer Fergie.
About The Pat Tillman Foundation
The Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing educational support and resources to veterans, active service members and their dependents. The Tillman Military Scholars program aids all veterans and specifically the ever-growing population of veterans and dependents of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Inspired by the distinguished life and legacy of Pat Tillman – professional athlete, military hero and a man of strong character and kindness – the Pat Tillman Foundation is building a community of scholars dedicated to improving their own lives, the lives of their families and their country by creating a spirit of service.
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