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Post Race: And That's A Wrap

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 at 06 00 am

And that’s a wrap.

The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2022 is officially complete. The expedition ship has docked in Ushuaia in the early hours of this morning and racers will disembark for the final time after breakfast and start the journey  home.

The Awards Presentation took place yesterday evening in the calmer waters of the Beagle Channel with special awards being given to the Top 3 men and women, the new members of the 4 Deserts Club, the 4 Deserts Grand Slam, the 4 Deserts Grand Slam Plus racers and the 4 Deserts Champions of 2022.

 

4 DESERTS CHAMPIONS 2022

MEN – Ben DAME from Germany

WOMEN – Anim SWART from USA

 

A Sportsmanship and Spirit and Award were also presented to two people who had shown extra spirit and sportsmanship during this race.  

SPORTSMANSHIP – Marie-Paule PIERSON

SPIRIT – Rena MUTAGUCHI

 

You can see the full breakdown of all the Award Winners as well as many of the records broken in Antarctica this year in the POST RACE STAGE UPDATE

Celebrations then continued among the racers to mark their huge achievement to run an ultramarathon on the final frontier of Antarctica.

See more PHOTOS from the Awards Presentation.

 

Thank you for following the race and cheering for all the racers during this epic week in Antarctica.

Post Race: The Race is Over But the Journey Home Continues

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 at 05 00 pm

The Race is Over But the Journey Home Continues. The expedition ship is now in the middle of the Drake Passage about halfway between Antarctica and Ushuaia the tip of South America with choppy seas.





Racers are having some downtime and the enormity of what they have achieved is sinking in. You can see PHOTOS on the ship on the website.

 

You can also watch this VIDEO of the Final Finsihline.



LISA COX: ‘It was a fight to the end. When things were tough I just kept going. Antarctica was truly amazing, every person should visit at least once. It is truly beautiful. I made time to see the views.’

SIMON LACEY: ‘incredible race in a dramatic, awesome backdrop unlike anything on the planet. Awe inspiring and a privilege to take part in. Unexpectedly deep snow which made the stages really tough but at all times I felt really luckily to be in Antarctica . Unforgettable journey.’



The ship surprised racers with a cake saying “Congratulations to The Last Desert 2022 Finisher” which was cut by the two winners.





The Awards Presentation will take place tomorrow evening (3 Dec) in the Beagle Channel before they arrive in Ushuaia where they will disembark the following morning.

All the updates:
https://www.racingtheplanet.com/thelastdesert/live

Post Race: Breaking News

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 at 02 21 pm

Breaking News for the Post-Race of the The Last Desert in Antarctica will be added on Saturday, 3 December 2022.  The Awards Banquet will take place on the Beagle Channel in calm waters on the day before we disembark from this incredible expedition.