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The Competitor-Turned-Volunteer
We had four former competitors join us as volunteers this year in Jordan, and on the last night of the race they sat down with Event Manager Alina Brown for a discussion about the experience. The volunteers included Lucy Rivers Bulkeley, who did...
The Leaders
One of the impressive factors of this year’s Roving Race is that both first and second-placed winners are in their 50s—proving that when it comes to these epically long endurance feats, age is no barrier. “I trained a lot for this race...
The Roving Race vs The 4 Deserts
When people first stumble across the world of RacingThePlanet, they often ask: What is the difference is between the 4 Deserts series and the annual Roving Race? We posed this question to competitors here in Jordan: What do they see as the...
The Roving Race Wish List
It’s the end of the Long March and we decide to spend the day canvassing through the campsite, asking people for their thoughts on the perfect location for the Roving Race 2014. Next year is slated for Iceland of course, but what...
Interview: Paolo Barghini, Italy
There was an effortless aura emitting from Italian competitor Paolo Barghini as he moved his way through the sands, canyons and hills of this year’s Roving Race. Catching up with the first-placed competitor at the end of the massive Long March, we...
Interview with Samantha Fanshawe
As the immense Long March plays out in the canyons and grounds of the ancient city of Petra, there is whole crew behind the scenes working hard to make sure that everything is going smoothly and safely.   Heading this crew is...
We Are Family
  If you tell the average person that you are about to head out on a 250-kilometer footrace across one of the most wild and barren regions of the world, and that you’ll be carrying much of your own food and supplies along...
Carlos Garcia Prieto Interview
The Roving Race in Jordan has one of the most exquisite settings of any RacingThePlanet event, and the entire journey was born from the mind of master course maker, Carlos Garcia Prieto. This Spanish racing wizard, who spends his days imagining buildings...
Making a Poem
After three tough days of putting up and pulling down camps, we grab a moment with the local camp manager Yousef, to find out more about his life growing up in this incredible region.  Settling down into the shade of a tent,...
Power in Numbers
What are the essential ingredients for a winning team in a RacingThePlanet Roving Race? Is it to match in physical fitness levels? Is it the psychological bonds? Four teams took on the Roving Race here in Jordan, but by the third day,...
From Deserts to the Olympics
Sophie Collett always has a smile on her race as she runs in RacingThePlanet events, but at this year’s Roving Race in Jordan, you may spot a somewhat broader smile than normal. Sophie has a remarkable task awaiting her when she returns...
The Superhuman
If you happen to be watching the History Channel on May 17th, you’ll come across a Brazilian ultra-runner named Carlos Dias. He’s been named a “superhuman” in Latin America, and it’s a fitting title. Not only is the 39-year old an astonishing...
Imagining Jordan
The storied country of Jordan, with its tales of Lawrence of Arabia, its multicolored desert sands, and awe-inspiring Wadi Rum expanse was a big draw for this year’s Roving Race. On the day before the 250-kilometer adventure began, we caught up with...
The Returners
As buses pushed their way through the streets of Amman and into the wild expanses of Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert region, our team strategically scatters itself on the various vehicles to talk to the huge number of multi-race competitors returning to this...
Healing Footprints
There is a life-changing quality to RacingThePlanet events, and it’s not just the competitors who benefit. Every race in the series partners with a local charity, and as competitors head into Jordan for this year’s Roving Race, they can celebrate the fact...
The Benefits of Competing with a Friend
They say that a problem shared is a problem halved. And there are bound to be a few problems that arise when you’re tackling some of the world’s toughest terrain on foot in events like the RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts ones. Whether...

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