Carlos Garcia Prieto

Carlos Garcia Prieto

Course Director

Spaniard Carlos Garcia Prieto has worked as the Course Director at numerous RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts races and more than a four dozen ultra distance events in total. A qualified architect, Carlos established his own design company after graduating from the Higher Technical School of Architecture at the University of Madrid in 1990. He has worked for more than a decade designing commercial spaces and public architecture.

Carlos' skill and knowledge of course design is an obvious by-product of his experience as both a designer and competitor. He completed his first 4 Deserts race in 2007 and soon after decided to tackle the complete 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series. He is a 4 Deserts Club member, having successfully completed the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2007, Gobi March (China) 2007, Sahara Race (Egypt) 2008 and The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2008. He has also completed the Marathon des Sables, Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, Grand Raid Reunion, RacingThePlanet: Vietnam 2008 and a number of other ultra marathons.

A lover of the outdoors and pursuer of sporting challenges, multilingual Carlos has now worked as the Course Director for nearly twenty RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts races. He has also set a number of 100-kilometer courses in the Sahara, Namib and Kalahari Deserts.

Carlos is an active member of the ultra marathon community. He regularly talks on ultrarunning and is a contributing editor for leading sports publications in Spain and Italy.

What does this RacingThePlanet enthusiast say he loves most about the events? "In the 4 Deserts you are never alone. You can run alone, but you will always find someone that will give you a hand."