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Stage 6: RacingThePlanet: Georgia is DONE!

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 at 11 30 am

RacingThePlanet: Georgia came to end before 10 o'clock this morning when the final competitors, Gabrijel Grubac from Serbia and Sam Nissim from the United States completed Stage 6 in 1 hour and 45 minutes.

PHOTO: Michael Williams at the final finishine

Everyone completed the Stage to give us a 93% completion race (of all those that started the race last Sunday, 93% of them completed all 250km / 155 miles!!).

Reinhold Hugo from Switzerland completed the 10km / 6 mile Stage in 33 minutes and 22 seconds to make it an impressive 6 out 6 Stage wins - and he was 3 minutes ahead of 2nd place Cherif Nait Saada.

Following the conclusion of the race, food and drink was provided and the Awards for overall winners, age group winners as well as Sportsmanship and Spirit Awards were presented. Look out the Post Race Update for the full details.

All participants are currently on their way back to Tbilisi.

The website will be fully updated soon, but for you can see:

Stage 6: The Final Footsteps to the Cave City of Vardzia

Sat, 21 Aug 2021 at 08 00 am
And they are off .... the Final Footsteps to the Cave City of Vardzia are being taken by RacingThePlanet competitors this morning.
The Stage started at 08:00 and the course is a 9.3 km / 5.8 miles run down 580 m / 1,902 feet to the City of Vardzia where the finish line is waiting for them with their medals and the RacingThePlanet crew.
Simone Kiesch, 55, from Luxembourg is the 2nd place women – she doing her first ever multi-stage ultra and is excited for today’s Stage but sad that the race is about to be over:
“The last 10km today will be fantastic with all the runners close together."
"It’s not only about running, it’s about meeting people and living the camp life. Everyone has been so great – the other runners, the volunteers, the medical staff. This has been a great experience, it has been well worth it. I am very, very happy that I made it but I am sad it is finishing – as everyone is leaving. But I think I will see some of them again."
Look out for your friends as we will be posting as they cross the finish line, we will be posting them live on our social media as well as on our website:

Stage 6: Breaking News

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 at 11 38 am

The first Stage 6 Breaking News for RacingThePlanet: Georgia 2021 will be added on Saturday, 21 August 2021.