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Race Name Location Date
Atacama Crossing Chile 2 Oct 2016
The Last Desert Antarctica 18 Nov 2016
Sahara Race Namibia 30 Apr 2017
Gobi March China 18 June 2017
Atacama Crossing Chile 1 Oct 2017
RacingThePlanet Patagonia 12 Nov 2017
Sahara Race Namibia 29 Apr 2018
Gobi March --- June 2018
Atacama Crossing Chile 30 Sept 2018
The Last Desert Antarctica Nov 2018
RacingThePlanet TBC TBC
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Mashable Asia Runner Who Befriended Dog On A Marathon In China Finds Her After She Went Missing

Dion Leonard is a happy man again. The Australian athlete has been reunited with Gobi, the dog that he adopted after she accompanied him for p...

The Washington Post

A small stray dog had won hearts all over the world after deciding to follow an Australian runner for several days during an ultramarathon through ...

Sydney Morning Herald Australian Ultramarathon Runner Reunited With Stray Dog After 125-kilometre China Trek

You could say finding a dog in China was as likely as finding a needle in a haystack, but Australian ultramarathon runner Dion Leonard has managed ...

Asia One Dog Adopted By Athlete In Extreme Marathon Is Now Missing

An Australian who raised enough money to take a stray dog that followed him during an extreme marathon in China back to his home in the UK has been...

Forbes Lekcja Zycia Na Pustyni

Daniel Lewczuk, przedsiebiorca, inwestor i headhunter, tuz prezed czterdziestka zafundowal sobie jedno z najtrudniejszych wyzwan.

Wa Today Aussie Runner Flies To China, Goes 35 Hours Without Sleep, In Hunt For Stray Dog

Australian ultramarathon runner Dion Leonard has flown 10 hours and gone more than a day without sleep as he makes a desperate attempt to be reunit...

The Times Marathon Man’s Dogged Attempt To Trace Terrier Lost In Chinese City

Dion Leonard, 41, from Edinburgh, has flown to China to find Gobi, a stray he befriended while running an ultra-marathon in the country. He had bee...

Sydney Morning Herald Gobi, The Stray Dog Who Followed An Aussie Runner For 125km, Goes Missing

Mr Leonard and his fluffy running buddy "Gobi" captured hearts through July and August 

Daily Mail Gone Walkies Again? Dog Who Followed An Australian Runner For 250km On A Marathon Run In China Is Missing After Wandering Off Before The At...

The stray dog that followed an Australian runner across China on a 250 kilometre marathon has gone missing. Dion Leonard, 41, has launched an ...

Washington Post Burnout Can Happen To Any Athlete. Here’s How Two Of The World’s Best Got Over It.

Koudele, 36, an endurance runner from Jackson Hole, Wyo., is on pace to become the first woman to complete the View All News

The 4 Deserts Race Series is widely recognized as the most prestigious outdoor FOOTRACE series in the world

The series consists of the Sahara Race (Namibia), Gobi March (China), Atacama Crossing (Chile) and The Last Desert (Antarctica). Competitors in the races traverse 250 kilometers in seven days over rough country terrain with only a place in a tent and water provided. They are supported by highly qualified staff, all with experience in hiking, marathons and ultramarathons, and medical teams specializing in wilderness medicine.

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