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Sep 20 2020 Every now and then, runners are treated to mid-race visits from surprise four-legged guests
Sep 03 2020 Simon Wheatcroft was the first blind person to attempt to run the Namib Race by himself. Usually, blind runners compete tethered to a sighted running guide. Wheatcroft wears a Wayband on his wrist -- a device that uses super-precise GPS to direct the wearer with small vibrations. He has stacked up an impressive running resume. being he was the first blind person to attempt the 155-mile 4 Deserts Marathon in Namibia solo in 2016.
Aug 24 2020 The desert race series is considered by TIME Magazine as one of the top 10 endurance competitions in the world, but this didn’t put off Bryan Murphy, global head of intermediaries client coverage at Citi. Here, Murphy takes us through his epic adventures through the Atacama, Gobi and Namibian deserts and a gruelling final leg in Antarctica.
Aug 18 2020 Recovery is important so you are able to push yourself day after day and achieve your goal, whether it’s a 250km stage race or back-to-back training sessions
Aug 13 2020 After completing the 217-mile Atacama Crossing in Chile, he is unphased by the prospect of tackling the South Downs and Ashdown Forest
Aug 06 2020 Aniceto Almeida rode his bike more than 3,000 miles to the Atacama Crossing desert race without an entry spot. Vladmi Virgilio, a blind ultrarunner, showed up without a guide. Both trusted that it would all work out.
THE NEWS LENS: Film about Tommy Chen’s journey to win the 4 Deserts Race Series "Run for Dream" chosen for Taiwan Film Festival in Australia
Jul 10 2020 Run for Dream is an extraordinarily inspiring film about ultramarathon athlete Tommy Chen’s journey to winning the 4 Deserts Race Series chosen as one of just 19 films for the Taiwanese Film Festival in Australia.
MIRROR: Alex Flynn set to add 4 Deserts Grand Slam to his accolade of 270 marathons despite living with Parkinsons
Jul 04 2020 At the age of just 36, Alex Flynn was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease – but he refused to let it hold him back. He has already completed 270 marathons since his diagnosis and is set to add the grueling 4 Deserts Grand Slam and summiting Mt Everest to his achievements since being diagnosed.