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CANADIAN RUNNING: Five times animals jumped into running races

CANADIAN RUNNING: Five times animals jumped into running races

Sep 20 2020    Every now and then, runners are treated to mid-race visits from surprise four-legged guests

Technology for blind runners to run solo trialed in the Namib Race

Technology for blind runners to run solo trialed in the Namib Race

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.

Global Custodian Stories: Bryan Murphy

Global Custodian Stories: Bryan Murphy

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.

SCMP - How to recover between runs on a multi-day stage race or long training sessions

SCMP - How to recover between runs on a multi-day stage race or long training sessions

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 

InYourArea - Former Royal Marine to run double marathon across Kent and Sussex for cancer charity

InYourArea - Former Royal Marine to run double marathon across Kent and Sussex for cancer charity

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

Outside: Running Blind Through the Valley of Death

Outside: Running Blind Through the Valley of Death

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.

RunUltra - Five Ultras You Could Race This Year

RunUltra - Five Ultras You Could Race This Year

Jul 18 2020   RacingThePlanet have three races scheduled to go ahead this year. As travel restrictions in some countries have meant that a number of entrants have deferred to 2021, they have places available for 2020.

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

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

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.

TARZAN: In The News

Jun 08 2020     Japanese runners participating in Gobi March Race 2005

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