The 4 Deserts Grand Slam began in 2008 when Dean Karnazes of the United States, the famed "Ultramarathon Man",  set out to complete all 4 Deserts Ultramarathons (4 x 250km ultras) in one calendar year. Dean successfully completed ... View More
Mongolia is on the bucket list for any serious globe trekker for a good reason. The country has so much to offer, from experiencing the nomadic way of life to their ancient history and culture, and so many fun activities – all in a stunning lan ... View More
“If you’re afraid - don’t do it, - if you’re doing it - don’t be afraid!” Genghis Khan On 21 June 2020, competitors from all walks of life and from all four corners of the globe will begin a grueling yet unforget ... View More
WOMEN IN ULTRA / MULTISTAGE RACES Ultra running over the years has been predominately the preserve of male participants. At RacingThePlanet and 4 Desert Ultramarathon Series races we have noticed similar rates of participation, and we usually have b ... View More
The 4 Deserts Grand Slam takes place in even numbered years and, therefore, will again take place in 2020 starting with the Namib Race in Namibia. In one calendar year, competitors from all over the world will attempt to complete 4 x 250 kilometer (1 ... View More
The lesson in 13th century warfare, and possibly history’s most divisive leader, begins the moment you touch down at Ulaanbaatar's Chinggis Khaan airport. The flint-eyed likeness of the first Emperor of Mongolia squints, challeng ... View More
After spending 7 days running 155 miles through the desert, sleeping in a tent and eating dehydrated food having not showered for the week racers are usually excited for a burgers, pizzas, beers and showers but above all it is often their families th ... View More
What would make you want to run 250 kilometres in a desert? This is possibly the most common reaction of friends and family when someone decides to run a 4 Deserts race! The reasons people take part in multi-stage races in deserts around the world ... View More