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Complete the details below to receive live updates during the Namib Race (Namibia) 2020. The first Breaking News email will be sent on Friday, 24 April 2020 and will be sent multiple times each day until the race concludes on Saturday, 2 May 2020.

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The Breaking News below is from the 2019 edition of the race. This shows you the updates that are posted up to five times per stage during the race to keep those following the race up-to-date on the leaders, the progress of all competitors, weather, highlights and more.

The first Breaking News for the Namib Race 2020 will be posted in April 2020.

Stage 6: The Race is Over (but the celebrations continue)

Sat, 04 May 2019 at 04 30 pm

The race is over but the celebrations continue and the memories live forever!!

All race participants are back in the host town of Swakopmund and checked into the race hotel enjoying showers, beers, food, rest, clean clothes and reflecting on a week in the desert with only a backpack. Beautiful scenery, amazing acheivements and beautiful friendships. 

The website is updated with the RESULTS and PHOTOS

VIDEOS, STAGE UPDATE and AWARD WINNERS (as well as Top 3 there are age group for men and women and the special awards for Spirit and Sportsmanship) will follow shortly. 

If you friend or family or was running you will now be able to contact them in the "normal" way of phones and emails. The Awards Banquet takes place at 7pm in the Race Hotel. 

Be sure to follow us on social media to see more photos, updates and the next race, the Gobi March in July.






Stage 6: The Final Footsteps in the Namib Desert

Sat, 04 May 2019 at 11 00 am

Stage 6, The Final Footsteps in the Namib Desert, finished at 10?45 this morning. 

Florian Vieux won the stage in 42 minutes(!) 


The last competitor, Misa Iwamoto completed the Stage at 10:40 in two hours and 40 minutes. 

There was a great celebration at the finish line - full of emotions, excitement, relief, tears, happiness ..... 


2nd - Dan Parr

3rd - Salvador Redondo

4th - Jamie Lowe

5th - Davide Vitali

6th - Rod Williams

7th - Joasia Zakrezewski - 1st FEMALE

8th - Christophe Santini

9th - Richard Sanderson

10th - David Leithead


The website will be fully updated in next couple of hours with FINAL RESULTS, PHOTOS, VIDEO and a STAGE UPDATE. An update will be sent to you when everything is updated. 

Blogs will be written directly by competitors on the website (most likely after a shower). 

You can expect to hear from your friends and family when they arrive in Swakopmund in the next two hours or so (4pm Namibia time).

Stage 6: The Final Stage has Started

Sat, 04 May 2019 at 08 00 am

At 8am competitors started Stage 6, The Final Footsteps in the Namib Desert.

Stage 6 is just 10km / 6 miles and is a timed stage. However most people will be revelling in their achievement over the last week as they run with nearly empty backpacks (which have been emptied of every last gram of food) across this beautiful and unspoiled landscape. 

There was a cheerful atmosphere around Camp this morning with people eager to get started (and finished), to receive their hard earned medal, have some real food (and a beer) that is provided at the finishline and then get back to Swakopmund for a shower and a change of clothes.

The first competitor is expected to reach the final finish line of the Namib Race in about 1 hour and the last ones will hobble across after about 3 hours.

Will anyone will able to beat Florian Vieux and Joasia Zakrzewski across this last 10km???

Have a look at the RESULTS before Stage 6 to see if there are any people that you think could move places through the final stage. 

Stage 6: Breaking News

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 at 03 19 pm

The first Stage 6 Breaking News for Namib Race (Namibia) 2019 will be added on Saturday, 4 May 2019.