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  • Jordan confirmed for Sahara Race 2015
    We are very excited to announce that Sahara Race 2015 will take place in Jordan, starting on Sunday, 8 March 2015. As with this year's race, the continued political uncertainty in Egypt, means we turn again to the incredible deserts of Jordan.
    Last Updated: Apr 09, 2014
  • Confirming Your Place
    Some names will disappear from the official competitor list in the next few days as we refine in order to make room for those still interested. The race is close to the limit so it is of paramount importance that those wanting to compete both register, AND confirm their place...
    Last Updated: Apr 07, 2014
  • Volunteer Dream Team
    With an amazing set of volunteer applications for Atacama Crossing 2014, we wish we could take more. The process to choose from this fantastic group was tough, but we have the makings of one of the best volunteer crews ever!
    Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014
  • Runner Diversity
    With 41 competitors originating from the United States; only 1 each from Wales, Venezuela, Thailand, Norway, Mexico, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Iran, Israel, and Austria; and a host of nationalities in between; we'll see great diversity at Atacama Crossing 2014
    Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014
  • Location & Culture
    "The Atacama Desert is the archeological jewel of Chile". Read more about the magnificent location of the Atacama Crossing along with the culture and people of this wonderful area.
    Last Updated: Mar 17, 2014
  • Vaulting into the desert
    Former top pole vaulter Joe Mauko now aims his sights at Atacama Crossing 2014. Joe has defeated many challenges in his life. Read his story among other inspiring tales in our Pressroom
    Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014
  • Filling up fast!
    With 198 competitors registered for Atacama Crossing's 10 year anniversary, we urge interested parties to get signed up fast. Secure your place in minutes using the online competitor form: http://www.4deserts.com/registration
    Last Updated: Mar 03, 2014
  • Start Blogging
    The Atacama Crossing Blogs is the place where competitors can share their experiences and training, ask questions and later on write live updates from the race. Why not start your blog now!
    Last Updated: Feb 10, 2014
  • The Stunning Course
    Starting at above 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) in the Arcoiris Valley, the Atacama Crossing course shows competitors some of the most beautiful scenery of South America...
    Last Updated: Feb 05, 2014
Taking the Long Way
Carlos Perelman of Mexico is who we will call champion of the back.
Doctors in the Desert
It takes a unique doctor to want to be in the desert, let alone an entire team.
Battle at the Front
"I am not in it to win." But Daniel Rowland did win in a time of 26:17:51.
A Walk in the Park
Working out in the park was good training for Thailand's Sanya Kongmunvattana.
Running with Diabetes
Beatriz has been a Type I diabetic her entire life, and it's just a part of her.
A Different Perspective
Two blind competitors from Japan and Brazil are setting examples beyond borders.
Starting a Sport
Yousef Khourshid is all in favour of a more natural way to run.
We Are Family
For two pairs in the Atacama Crossing 2013, running cements a bond from birth.
Anti-Aging Properties of the Desert
At 72, age is a badge of honour for Jennifer Murray.
An International Life
Damien Dernoncourt spends as many nights on planes as he does in his own bed.
Vikki Bester
Back from the desert!!
Pip and Babs Goldsmith
Stage 6
Peter Minicka
Hi, everyone,
Gillian Pattinson
Post Race
Jennifer Murray
Final Stage 7
Jarrett Kovics
  • Pre-Race
    A Pre-Race update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Saturday, 4 October 2014. rolex replica watches omega r...
  • Stage 1
    A Stage 1 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Sunday, 5 October 2014. hublot replica watches omega spe...
  • Stage 2
    A Stage 2 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Monday, 6 October 2014....
  • Stage 3
    A Stage 3 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Tuesday, 7 October 2014....
  • Stage 4
    A Stage 4 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Wednesday, 8 October 2014....
  • Stage 5
    A Stage 5 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Thursday, 9 October and Friday, 10 October 2014...
  • Stage 6
    A Stage 6 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Saturday, 11 October 2014....
  • Post-Race
    A Post-Race update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Sunday, 12 October 2014....
Ming Pao: SMEs develop oversea markets by Internet   April 19, 2013
Sharing the experience of the winning company - RacingThePlanet Ltd use Internet to expand overseas business.

DIE WELT: UBS-Hedgefonds-Managerin läuft 250-km-Marathon in der Wüste Gobi   April 23, 2013
More and more women from the financial sector participate in ultra-marathons.

SFGate: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

Bloomberg: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

An endurance ordeal by sand and in snow   December 5, 2012
Australia's Born To Run team has completed the Four Deserts Grand Slam, crossing the Sahara, Atacama, Gobi and Antarctic deserts together.

Pushed to the limit: The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges   November 28, 2012
While obesity rates soar in the developed world and we live an ever more sedentary lifestyle, the flip side to this health time bomb is the paradox th...

My Perfect Adventure: Dean Karnazes   December 12, 2012
The legendary ultramarathoner tells us why he blames his little habit on tequila, and that he’d be all in for a marathon in outer space—but also that ...

Adventure traveler Len Stanmore is not your average retiree   December 1, 2012
Millions of people dream of traveling more when they retire, but it’s a safe bet that few would approach their leisure years like Len Stanmore.

Racing for a Cause: A 3-Part Series Chronicling My Race Across Antarctica   November 12, 2012
In just a few days, I'll strap on my 25-pound backpack and lace up my shoes to start a seven-day race across the coldest desert on the planet as part ...

St Kilda dad Steve Brydon leaps from sofa to Sahara   October 22, 2012
In just over 12 months, the father of two has transformed himself from a chubby armchair spectator to an ultra athlete.


One of the few deserts on Earth that doesn't receive any rain. It is a plateau in South America, covering a 600-mile (1,000 km) strip of land on the Pacific coast of South America, west of the beautiful Andes mountains.



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