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MADAGASCAR 2014

RacingThePlanet’s seventh Roving Race will take place in Madagascar on 31 August 2014. The unique landscape includes lush rain forest, sheer rock cliffs, desert and savanna all surrounded by thousands of kilometers of pristine, turquoise shore line. This coupled with rich flora and fauna, much of which is not found anywhere else on earth, provide an exotic location for the race.

Getting to know Ryan Sandes
This year's Roving Race champion, Ryan Sandes, is a familiar name...
From Volunteer to Competitor
There are two very different worlds that manifest on a RacingThePlanet event.
Spotlight on Paul Borlinha
It has been an intense year for Paul Borlinha. The 50-year old from Canada...
Post-Race Update
It was a night of great celebration as more than 300 people...
Oldest Competitor: Yoshiaki Ishihara
At the age of 69, he has completed more than 200 ultramarathons and was one of t
From Survivor to Madagascar
Having survived the television show Survivor: The Amazon...
Japanese Frontrunners
Wataru Iino of Yokohama has proven himself a force to be contended with...
Best of the Madagascar blogs
We look at some bloggers who have been charting their journeys via the Cybertent
Checkpoint Captain Tony Brammer
Tony Brammer is a true character that became the first British resident to compl
Mantras in Madagascar
Melissa Gosse is here with her partner, Jonathan Sinclair, both wearing matching
  • Pre-Race
    30 August 2014, Pre-Race Update RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014 kicked off to a start at 09:00 as 4 Deserts Founder Mary G...
  • Stage 1
    31 August 2014, Stage 1 Update   Ryan Sandes Wins Stage 1     Ryan Sandes has won the opening stage ...
  • Stage 2
    1 September 2014, Stage 2 Update Sandes Sustains Lead on Second Stage With Changes in Women’s Division Ryan Sandes...
  • Stage 3
    2 September 2014, Stage 3 Update Sandes and Izuchi Suban Continue To Lead South Africa’s Ryan Sandes crossed the f...
  • Stage 4
    3 September 2014, Stage 4 Update   Competition Heats Up in Fourth Stage     There were changes in th...
  • Stage 5
    5 September 2014, Stage 5 Update – Part 2   The Long March Concludes     The 76.9-kilometer Th...
  • Stage 6
    6 September 2014, Stage 6 Update Ryan Sandes and Maki Izuchi Suban Emerge as Race Champions Ryan Sandes has sealed h...
  • Post-Race
    September 7, 2014, Post-Race Update   The Awards Banquet     It was a night of great celebration on Satu...
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This is the story of how blind runner Vladmi Virgilio and ultra first-timer Aniceto Almeida forged a friendship in hell.


CANADAN RUNNING: Running for Freedom in Afghanistan - Training for RacingThePlanet   August 20, 2018
In 2014, when Case first had the idea for Free to Run, she reached out to the women of Afghanistan to become the first ultramarathon team from their c...


MNB WORLD : GOBI MARCH 2018 in Mongolia   August 7, 2018
Gobi March Race is a part of the 4 Deserts Race Series which is an annual series of four 250-kilometer races across deserts around the globe.


REUTERS UK: Athletes compete in gruelling Gobi March   August 8, 2018
Wong Ho Chung of Hong Kong and Germany Angela Zaeh are the winners of the 250-km Gobi March race in Mongolia.


RUNNERS WORLD: Running for a New Kind of Freedom   August 7, 2018
Details of how Tomasello coached Team Free to Run, to train for the Gobi March, a six-stage ultramarathon in Mongolia that covers 250 kilometers (155...


Laufen de : Sahara Race 2017 - Antje Wensel   June 19, 2018
Sahara Race 2017 - Antje Wensel shares her first ever multi-stage race experience in Laufen De, one of German s top running magazines.


Runners World Korea June 2018   June 15, 2018
Runners World Korea June 2018


Blind Faith   June 4, 2018
This is the story of how blind runner Vladmi Virgilio and first-timer Aniceto Almeida found brotherhood in hell


SCMP : Hong Kong amputee runs ultra-marathons with his wife he met in hospital to show ‘you can’t wait for sympathy’    June 7, 2018
Fung Kam-hung is running a multi-day ultra marathon across Antarctica despite only having one leg, as he continues to have a positive outlook on life


SCMP: Let’s slow down’ – Hong Kong’s Wong Ho Chung learns from experienced runner on Namibia stage race   May 9, 2018
Mark Agnew from the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong writes about 2nd place finisher from Hong Kong - Wong Ho Chung at the Sahara Race (Namibia) ...


ABOUT Madagascar

Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa, just south of the equator. Over 1,580 kilometers / 1,000 miles long and 570 kilometers / 350 miles wide, Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island. The island’s vast forests, crystalline lakes, huge caverns and savannas, as well as grassland, deserts, mountains, rain forests and rivers provide a home for an array of exotic animals and vegetation.