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Stage 6: Breaking News - Stage 6 - Stefan Zuber and Amanda de Kock are the champions

Sat, 03 Aug 2019 at 08 07 am

Stefan Zuber, 40, of Switzerland and Amanda de Kock, 47, of South Africa have won the Gobi March 2019, the 16th edition of the race. Competitors set off in two waves this morning, from Orkhan Valley, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the Great Mongol Empire city of Karakorum and the Erdene Zuu Monastery which is the earliest surving buddhist monastery in Mongolia dating to 1585. The 9.4 kilometer (5.9 mile) final stage took competitors along winding dirt roads before entering the city of Karakorum which was the capital of the Mongol Empire between 1235 and 1260.  Competitors are now enjoying celebrations at the finish line including massive amounts of food and drinks.

Quotes from selected Competitors:


Amanda​ de Kock (South Africa), Women's Champion​: ​"​The high for me was the sand dunes, the open spaces, they went on and on. I felt free. Seeing all the animals running without fences was so freeing. It's not like that at home. The low was 1pm on ​The Long March. It was so hot but I was never really fed up.​"​  

Stefan​ Zuber (Switzerland), Overall Champion​: The best coke I've ever had. Yeah! The highlights were the sand dunes, and running together with cobsuelo. A double win for Switzerland, so happy. I now know what it means having limited resources.  We don't know what that is in our luxury lives.

 
Simone​ Haastrup (Denmark)​: ​"​Today I just ran as fast as I could.  The week has been intense. The best bit was the atmosphere.  Thank you​."​
 
​Nyikolaj Roskovics (Hungary​)​: ​"​I'll have a beer. Then maybe a shower. In that order. I could've run faster but I took time to look around. I've been doing this for 15 years and every time it's different​."​

Consuelo​ Senn (Switzerland)​: ​"​I loved the river crossings and the sand dunes. Getting to see different countries all together.  The self supported aspect was incredible.  The week gave me time to think about life.​"​

Angeles​ Barrios (Spain)​: ​"​I'm so sweaty. It's been unbelievable. I pushed my limits and i feel so emotional. I've discovered a whole new world.​"​






 
 
 

Stage 6: Breaking News - Stage 6 - Final steps to the Erdene Zuu Monastery

Sat, 03 Aug 2019 at 07 05 am

Stage 6 takes competitors from Orkhan Valley, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the Great Mongol Empire city of Karakorum and the Erdene Zuu Monastery which is the earliest surving buddhist monastery in Mongolia dating to 1585. Competitors set off in two tranches:  6:42am and 7:09am with most expected to finish by 10 am. The 9.4 kilometer (5.9 mile) final stage takes competitors along winding dirt roads before entering the city of Karakorum which was the capital of the Mongol Empire between 1235 and 1260.

 

 

 

Finish line of the Gobi March 2019 in Mongolia.

Don’t forget that you can see full details on the website: www.racingtheplanet.com/gobimarch/live including RESULTSPHOTOSVIDEOSBLOGS and more.

Stage 6: BREAKING NEWS

Thu, 09 May 2019 at 04 48 pm

The first Stage 6 Breaking News for Gobi March (Mongolia) 2019 will be added on Saturday, 3 August 2019.