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A Stage Update is posted at the end of each Stage. The Stage Update provides an overview of the Stage including the course, the weather, the top finishers as well as quotes from the field.

POST RACE UPDATE

And that's a wrap!!

The Namib Race 2019 concluded in the Skeleton Coast National Park at 10:30am on Saturday, 4 May with big celebrations. 

After a shower, some food and phone calls home to friends and family, the Awards Banquet took place at the Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre in the evening. 

The plentiful buffet was devoured, stories shared and the special awards presented.

A photoslide and summary video from the week prepared by our fantastic media team Myke Hermsmyer and Jack Yao were greeted by smiles, laughter and applause. Memories of fantastic week in the desert with Stage 1 seeming like it was an age ago!

The special awards are for:

  • Top 10 men, women and team
  • Male & Female age group winners
  • Sportsmanship and Spirit
  • 4 Deserts medals for the new members of the 4 Deserts Club

TOP 3 MEN & WOMEN

 

MEN

 

WOMEN

1st

Florian Vieux

Switzerland

23:54:26

 

Joasia Zakrzewski

Scotland

28:10:44

2nd

Daniel Parr

England (HK)

25:15:44

 

Clare Thompson

England

30:31:02

3rd

Christophe Santini

France

27:27:23

 

Szilvia Lubics

Hungary

31:59:51


AGE GROUP - Men & Women

 

MEN

 

WOMEN 

29 & Under

Yudai Nagayasu

Japan

42:28:34

 

Misa Iwamoto

Japan

47:56:28

30-39 years

Bruno Ribeiro

Brazil

32:02:48

 

Katherine Pang

Hong Kong

40:13:59

40-49 years

Rod Williams

Australia

27:31:27

 

Lara Reynolds

South Africa

37:00:46

50-59 years

Salvador Redondo

Spain

31:06:26

 

Anim Swart

Canada

38:23:04

60-69 years

Donald Sandeman

Scotland

37:16:45

 

Kazuko Kaihata

Japan

44:07:02

 

TEAM WINNER

There was only one team in the race, but even so, to complete a race as a team is even more difficult than as an individual. You can only go as fast as your slowest member on that day. In this case there were five legs in their team of three people as Mr. Fung has a prosthetic leg! 

We are proud to award Team MidLife Crazies the team award. Team members from Hong Kong are Mr. & Mrs. Fung and Edwin Ma

 

SPORTSMANSHIP & SPIRIT

RacingThePlanet Ultras are true races with some of the most talented runners in the world taking part (imagine running a marathon in the desert with a pack, sometimes in the heat, after running for many days already ... and then completing it under 4 hours!!!). 

However there is more to the races. Being out in this beautiful places, pushing your body and mind, appreciating the small things in life and realising what is important and above all meeting, helping and accepting support from new friends from around the world. This is what these awards are for: 

SPIRIT

Jason Chou

Taiwan

SPORTSMANSHIP

 Jong Min

Korea

 

NEW 4 DESRTS CLUB MEMBERS

These people have already completed the Gobi March, Atacama Crossing and The Last Desert (Antarctica). The Namib Race 2019 was their final race in the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series and they are now members of the exclusive 4 Deserts Club. 

The 4 Deserts Club has only a few hundred memebers, despite more than 10,000 people having completed a 4 Deserts or RacingThePlanet Ultra. 

Christophe Santini

France

Jason Chou

Taiwan

Mr. Fung

Hong Kong

Mrs. Fung

Hong Kong

Jim Kan

Taiwan

Eilon Armon

Israel

Jason Chou from Taiwan said in his speech "This has been an amazing journey. These races have taught me how to live life"

 

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