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Breaking News are short updates posted during each stage when the race is live. Below are the Breaking News updates from the Namib Race 2022.
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Post Race: Au Revoir, Namibia!

Sun, 08 May 2022 at 01 18 pm
AU REVOIR, NAMIBIA:  This concludes Breaking News.  Thank you to all the participants in the Namib Race 2022 --- the racers, volunteers, medical team, local team, media team, course team and management team.  The weather was a challenge but the scenery and camaraderie helped us to overcome all challenges.  The pandemic has been difficult for the world but it has hit those who depend on tourists the hardest.  I think all who have visited Namibia will agree that it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.  Get out and travel is short.

We again congratulate our champions:  Reinhold Hugo (Switzerland) and Victoria Connelly (UK) and all the winners listed below:

2nd:  Anim Swart, Canada/USA
3rd:  Carole Kops. Luxembourg
29 and Under:  Elise Zender, Germany
30-39:  Aijing Liu, Switzerland
40-49:  Francesca Billi, Italy
60-69:  Mattea Geraci, Italy

2nd: Terumichi Morishita, Japan
3rd:  David Dano, Japan
29 and Under: Yosef Laniado, Israel
30-39:  Roberto di Matteo, The Netherlands
40-49: Matthew Cavanaugh, USA
50-59:  Michele Ufer, Germany
60-69:  Ivan Schmidt, Denmark

Sportsmanship Award:  Benjamin Laniado, Israel
Spirit Award:  Marisa Rodriguez, USA/Mexico

The RacingThePlanet team is now out visiting the less fortunate around Swakopmund, providing meals for kids through the "Sandwich Tour."  US$60 will buy 100 meals for children.  Here is the link if you wish to donate. Thank you to those who have already donated.

A special congratulations to those competing in the 4 Deserts Grand Slam or 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus.  You are one step closer to completing the challenge of a lifetime.

We shall see many of you at RacingThePlanet: Georgia which begins on 19 June.  Follow us again for LIVE website coverage.

In closing, listen to Victoria Connelly sum up the RacingThePlanet experience in her post-race interview.

Au Revoir, Namiba.


Post Race: Breaking News

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 at 10 29 am

The Post Race Breaking News for the Namib Race 2022 will be posted on Sunday, 8 May.