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Bengalurean first Indian set to participate in 4 Deserts Ultramarathon

Bengalurean first Indian set to participate in 4 Deserts Ultramarathon

Apr 07 2021   38-year-old Taher Merchant will be the first Indian to participate in the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon.

The New Indian Express - ‘Weathering’ the run

The New Indian Express - ‘Weathering’ the run

Apr 06 2021   Meet the B’lurean who plans to run in extreme wind, heat, cold, and dry weather in four beautiful but formidable deserts across the globe

The Hans India - Marathon-ing for a Cause

The Hans India - Marathon-ing for a Cause

Apr 01 2021   Taher Merchant is set to become the first Indian Participant in 2021 to attempt the 4 Desert Ultramarathon Grand Slam, a race which comprises of running 250km across 4 deserts in one calendar year.

DNA - Taher Merchant to become first Indian participant in 2021 to attempt 4 Desert Ultramarathon Grand Slam

DNA - Taher Merchant to become first Indian participant in 2021 to attempt 4 Desert Ultramarathon Grand Slam

Apr 01 2021   38-year-old Taher Merchant, a father of two girls, will be running the 4 Desert Ultramarathon to support education for underprivileged children.

Paremmaksi Ihmiseksi, 4 Deserts Club member Annastiina Hintsa interviewed at Helsingin Sanomat, 30 March 2021.

Paremmaksi Ihmiseksi, 4 Deserts Club member Annastiina Hintsa interviewed at Helsingin Sanomat, 30 March 2021.

Mar 30 2021    

Päiväkausia Polulla, Finland trail running magazine Polkujuoksija features RacingThePlanet stage races, March 2021.

Päiväkausia Polulla, Finland trail running magazine Polkujuoksija features RacingThePlanet stage races, March 2021.

Mar 30 2021    

Mint Lounge - What is it like to run a desert ultramarathon?

Mint Lounge - What is it like to run a desert ultramarathon?

Mar 28 2021   Taher Merchant from Bengaluru is set to become the first Indian participant for 2021 to attempt the four Desert Ultramarathon Grand Slam, a race which comprises of running 250km across 4 deserts in one calendar year.

ANI - Bengaluru man to run 4 Desert Ultramarathon to support education for underprivileged children

ANI - Bengaluru man to run 4 Desert Ultramarathon to support education for underprivileged children

Mar 27 2021   Taher Merchant from Bengaluru is set to become the first Indian participant for 2021 to attempt the four Desert Ultramarathon Grand Slam, a race which comprises of running 250km across 4 deserts in one calendar year.

SoundCloud/Big Feed Up HQ: Ultra Marathons / Muti Day Stage Races / Project Breaking 250 / With Hannah Walsh

SoundCloud/Big Feed Up HQ: Ultra Marathons / Muti Day Stage Races / Project Breaking 250 / With Hannah Walsh

Mar 20 2021   Hannah Walsh helps women run their first ultra-marathon and find joy in the process. Hannah’s big mission is to make ultras more accessible to women by breaking down the barriers that stop them from getting involved in the first place.

VnExpress - 80 pct mental, 20 pct physical: Hanoi ultramarathon runner's recipe for endurance

VnExpress - 80 pct mental, 20 pct physical: Hanoi ultramarathon runner's recipe for endurance

Mar 18 2021   Vu Phuong Thanh has been running extreme marathons for years and has legitimate claims to being the toughest Vietnamese woman. She completed the 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series in 2016. "I am very proud that I am the first female Asian racer to complete this ultramarathon," she says.

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