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Nov 19 2020 IN A WORLD free of travel restrictions, Beth Whitman would be in Antarctica right now, trekking over ice and snow in the last of four 250-kilometer races. Whitman planned to complete the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series, which, over the course of the year, would take her to Namibia, Mongolia, Chile, and finally the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Nov 11 2020 From Antarctica to Kazakhstan, Singapore-based Alain Esseiva has travelled to these exotic corners of the planet just to run exceedingly long distances.
Nov 07 2020 The race in Antarctica is the most extreme of tests. Antarctica: the driest, the windiest, and of course the coldest on the planet. You aren’t attempting a mere 26.2 miles. You are pursuing 155, your body heat generating the sheer antithesis of what the elements are trying to inflict upon you.
Oct 05 2020 Read about Michelle Murphy's heroic journey which is tougher than most, including battling cancer, and ultra-marathons.
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.