• Next up? Only 5 days to Madagascar!
    Our next event, the Roving Race in Madagascar, begins this Sunday, 31 August. Follow the action live!
    Last Updated: Aug 26, 2014
  • 4 Deserts Official Website
    Regretting not coming to Madagascar 2014? Do not fear, Ecuador 2015 promises to be equally as incredible!!!
    Last Updated: Aug 18, 2014
  • Sam and Riitta are on their way!
    The excitement mounts as the first 4 Deserts staff members depart for Madagascar 2014. The startline is almost within touching distance, the atmosphere and tension starting to build already!!!
    Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014
  • Jordan revisited
    Sahara Race 2015 revisits Jordan. This may be the final time this magnificent country plays host before the race reverts back to Egypt. Course Summary: Wadi Rum to Petra with much wonder in between!
    Last Updated: Aug 04, 2014
  • Mexican Grand Slam competitor Isis Breiter talks to Fox Sports on her record attempt
    Isis Breiter talks about her women's first place finish at the Gobi March and her attempt to become the first Mexican woman to complete the 4 Deserts Grand Slam
    Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014
  • Ecuador 2015
    As incredible Madagascar plays host to the Roving Race so soon, it is easy to forget about Ecuador 2015! Glimpsing the pre-race 'teaser' photos brings the race hurtling back into the imagination...
    Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014
  • The 4 Deserts supports Fundacion Amigos de Jesus
    This year at the Atacama Crossing, the 4 Deserts is supporting Chilean charity Fundacion Amigos de Jesus. Read more about this inspiring foundation.
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2014
  • 60 Days Until Madagascar 2014
    With just 60 days to go, we hope that all competitors are training as hard as this one. Remember to train with weight on your back, and utilise whatever you can (backpack, weighted vest, baby?)
    Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014
  • Singapore Sessions
    Singapore based competitors/runners/interested parties can find out more about our races at the upcoming informal, fun, and social sessions on August 1 & 2.
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
  • Sahara Race 2015: 10 Year Anniversary!!!
    With attention focused on the 10 year anniversary of Atacama Crossing in October, it only just occurred that come March 8, 2015, we celebrate 10 years of the Sahara Race! Party planning begins now!
    Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014
Fundacin Amigos de Jess
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The Making of Team Chifecta
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Writing 250 Kilometers: An Interview with Nick Mead
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Leading Women
Two powerful competitors held the front of the women's division throughout this years Gobi March...
The Return of Mika: Overcoming Injury and Illness
When Mika Kume crossed the finish line at the end of the Long March, it wasn't a normal kind of victory...
First-Time Desert Racer: Ted Stromwall
One element that marked this Gobi March was the exact 50/50 split of veteran...
Through the Eyes of Volunteers
A hidden force behind every 4 Deserts race is the team of dedicated volunteers who come from all ends of the world to help out...
Grand Slam Life
For the 20 individuals taking on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam, they are now collectively halfway there...
Zhou Zhijun Interview
This year's Gobi March has had its fair share of challenging weather moments, but for Zhou Zhijun of China... this course is the best ever...
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SFGate: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
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Bloomberg: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
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An endurance ordeal by sand and in snow   December 5, 2012
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My Perfect Adventure: Dean Karnazes   December 12, 2012
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Adventure traveler Len Stanmore is not your average retiree   December 1, 2012
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