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RacingThePlanet: Jordan concluded on 19 May 2012. The event began in Wadi Rum, also known as the "Valley of the Moon," and finished in historical Petra, a city famous for its rock cut architecture and water conduits system.

The Competitor-Turned-Volunteer
Four former competitors join us as volunteers this year in Jordan.
The Roving Race Wish List
What's the perfect location for the Roving Race 2014?
The Roving Race vs The 4 Deserts
What is the difference between the 4 Deserts series and the Roving Race?
The Leaders
Age is no barrier with 1st and 2nd place winners in their 50s.
From Deserts to the Olympics
Sophie Collett has been selected as an Olympic torchbearer.
Making a Poem
We chat with local camp manager Yousef, to find out more about his life.
We Are Family
Three siblings and a cousin participate in Jordan.
Interview with Samantha Fanshawe
Event Director, Sam Fanshawe, oversees the entire event.
Interview: Paolo Barghini, Italy
"I came here to win and I did the job."
Carlos Garcia Prieto Interview
The Jordan course was born from the mind of master course maker, Carlos Garcia P
Violetta Muryn
kenichiro yasuda
The wrap
Margaret Krempff
Petra, baby
Andrew Espin
Back Home in Riga
lisa biffin
The Return !!!
Stephen Bradshaw
Day6 and finish
David Grosse
Beyond the finish
Cameron Lawes
  • Pre-Race
    Saturday 12 May 2012: Pre-race Stage Update There was a sense of eager anticipation in Jordan’s capital city of Amman ...
  • Stage 1
    Sunday 13 May 2012: Stage 1 Update Italians Take The Lead at RacingThePlanet:  Jordan 2012   It has been a tr...
  • Stage 2
    Monday 14 May 2012: Stage 2 Update Competition Heats Up in Grueling Second Stage   Italy’s Paolo Barghini has sustai...
  • Stage 3
    Tuesday 15 March 2012: Stage 3 Update Intense Competition Emerges On Stunning Third Day   Italian trainer Paolo Barghini...
  • Stage 4
    Wednesday 16 May 2012: Stage 4 Update Competition Heats Up   The fourth day of the 250-kilometer Roving Race in t...
  • Stage 5
    Thursday 17 May 2012: Stage 5, Mid-Stage Update Changes At The Front of The Long March     German competitor Rafael...
  • Stage 6
    Saturday 19 May 2012: Stage 6 Update   Paolo Barghini Wins RacingThePlanet:  Jordan 2012     He sustained...
  • Post-Race
    (19 May 2012, Petra, Jordan) – Paolo Barghini has made a triumphant win today in the ancient city of Petra, completing the...
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Five things I learned running my first multi-stage ultramarathon - the 155-mile, seven day Gobi March.

The Guardian: The Gobi March ultra: a 155-mile, seven-day antidote to modern life   July 15, 2014
My race started on the fourth day. We’d already run 70 miles over three stages - through the stifling heat of the Gobi Desert; scrambling down and u...

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...

Sun Mercury


Jordan is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. Considered to be part of the “cradle of civilization,‿ Jordan is located in the Levant region of the Fertile Crescent, containing the most moist and fertile land in Western Asia.


  • 27h 11m1  Barghini, Paolo
  • 27h 48m2  Fuchsgruber, Rafael
  • 28h 18m3  Lee, Peter
  • 29h 04m4  Szerda, Gabriel
  • 29h 37m5  Figini, Katia C.
  • 30h 03m6  Travers, Hamish E.
  • 30h 10m7  Ryan, Jude
  • 31h 12m8  Marriott, Lucy C.
  • 31h 34m9  Steene, Johan
  • 31h 52m10  Murray, Gus
  • 32h 04m11  Zanda, Roberto P.
  • 32h 55m12  Lang, Brian M.
  • 33h 27m13  Celal, Devrim
  • 33h 39m14  Ohlin, Fredrik
  • 33h 41m15  Yasuda, Kenichiro
  • 33h 42m16  Groth-poulsen, Martin
  • 34h 31m17  Lugato, Davide
  • 34h 44m18  Sierant, Natalia M.
  • 35h 17m19  Benetti, Nicola
  • 35h 25m20  Graham, Robert J.
  • 35h 46m21  Heaslop, Rob
  • 36h 29m22  Mokhtari, Ashkan M.
  • 36h 30m23  Hennessy, Martin J.
  • 36h 51m24  Cohen, Howard
  • 37h 13m25  Flummerfelt, Tom
  • 37h 16m26  Fontanesi, Nicola
  • 37h 37m27  Daniels, James
  • 37h 42m28  Espin, Andrew M.
  • 37h 56m29  Moisen, Martin S.
  • 37h 57m30  Kedami, Ali
  • 38h 05m31  Brattoli, Raffaele
  • 38h 25m32  Summers, Wanda L.
  • 38h 29m33  Inselmann, Zenia
  • 38h 41m34  Bimar, Cedric
  • 38h 48m35  Wikstrom, Tobias
  • 38h 58m36  Due, Cathrine O.
  • 39h 13m37  Kelliher, Denis R.
  • 39h 27m38  Balsamo, Luisa
  • 39h 37m39  Watt, Andrew
  • 39h 40m40  Vola, Marco
  • 39h 58m41  Williamson, John C. A.
  • 40h 08m42  Heaslop, Meg
  • 40h 35m43  Fotheringham, Paul W.
  • 40h 51m44  Schneider, Andreas
  • 41h 30m45  Ozuru, Hiroaki
  • 41h 38m46  Davis, Blain
  • 41h 38m47  Lawes, Cameron
  • 41h 38m48  Collett, Sophie
  • 41h 42m49  Hu, Bei
  • 41h 47m50  Conte, Alessandro D.
  • 42h 00m51  Peach, Tim

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