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Pre Race: Two days to go

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 at 07 30 am

With two days until competitors wake up at Camp 1 in the Namib Desert ready to start the race, Swakopmund is already buzzing with competitors from around the world. Among those spotted so far are:

  • Jim Kan and Jason Chou from Taiwan - both will join the 4 Deserts Club when they cross the final finishline.
  • Christophe Santini and Dominque Charton from France. Christophe is one of the favourites to win the race. 
  • Szilvia Lubics from Serbia was out doing a final pack training on the dunes just outside Swakopmund
  • Erik Kovessy,and his father who is volunteering, arrived from Canada
  • Mr. Fung and his team mates Mrs. Fung and Edwin Ma in "Midlife Crazy", arrived from Hong Kong. Mr Fung has a prosthetic leg - the Namib Race is his fourth 4 Deserts Race!
  • Team Denmark are due to arrive today including Pia Uth who is coming back to complete the race this year after being stopped 200km / 125 miles in 2018.


There was even a special guest, Blanca Fernandez, who has completed two of the 4 Deserts Ultras and was inspired to cycle around the world which she has been doing for the last 3+ years. She just happened to be in Swakopmund this week!

Today is the final day of relaxation, travel, eating, packing, re-packing and preparation for the race before the official race activities start tomorrow and all participants will head out into the Namib Desert to Camp 1 inside the Skeleton Coast National Park.


Pre Race: Testing Breaking News

Mon, 22 Apr 2019 at 06 26 pm

The 2019 edition of the Namib Race starts in just 6 days. 

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Pre Race: Breaking News

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 at 03 12 pm

The first pre-race Breaking News for Namib Race (Namibia) 2019 will be added on Friday, 26 April 2019.