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137DAYS UNTIL Madagascar 2014

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.

  • Hows your training going?
    Take a look at the blogs to read the latest updates from Steve Brydon, Nathalie Yiu, Beth Barr and many others who are preparing for the 7th Roving Race in Madagascar...
    Last Updated: Apr 15, 2014
  • Questions related to preparations and training?
    The Essential Event Information document in the Competitor Area is your guidebook to the event. If you haven't received the log-in details yet, please contact us for the details...
    Last Updated: Apr 07, 2014
  • Explore Madagascar
    The adventure does not stop at the finish line. Whether you are up for exploring the unique wildlife, relaxing on the beach, river rafting or experiencing a 4WD-adventure, Madagascar caters for all. Contact Boogie Pilgrim for more details...
    Last Updated: Mar 25, 2014
  • 4 Deserts Race Series Visits Seoul
    The social evening takes place on 20 March and the Trail Run on 22 March. Contact us for more details...
    Last Updated: Mar 18, 2014
  • Racing for a good cause
    Supporting a charity through RacingThePlanet: Madagascar makes your efforts and the experience so much more worthwhile. Read tips from our past competitors to learn more...
    Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014
  • International ultra marathon reunion
    The 7th Roving Race promises to be another truly international ultra marathon reunion with more than 45 countries will be represented in RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014. See who will be taking part...
    Last Updated: Mar 03, 2014
  • Booking your flights
    It's important to book the domestic flights to Antsiranana before they get full. Review the Essential Event Information document in the Competitor Area for booking details...
    Last Updated: Feb 25, 2014
  • Live Race Coverage
    The Sahara Race 2014 starts this weekend. Follow the live coverage including blogs and breaking news and learn from competitors' experiences during the 4 Deserts races.
    Last Updated: Feb 10, 2014
  • Review your training program
    Sometimes it's good to look back in your training program to review your goals and results. Take a look at these questions to assess your training...
    Last Updated: Feb 05, 2014
Sandes sensation returning to his 4 Deserts roots
Ultra trail athlete Ryan Sandes has confirmed his attendance at the 2014
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    Stage 6 update will be provided on Saturday, 6 September 2014....
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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...


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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.


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.

COMPETITORS

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  • 00h 00m1  Aitken, Dughall S.
  • 00h 00m2  Alessandro, Carrara
  • 00h 00m3  Alfaro, Ramiro A.
  • 00h 00m4  Alli, Ahmad
  • 00h 00m5  Alpert, Ona
  • 00h 00m6  Alvarez, Frank
  • 00h 00m7  Andreassen, Kris
  • 00h 00m8  Asseline, Frederic
  • 00h 00m9  Barnes, William W.
  • 00h 00m10  Barr, Beth A.
  • 00h 00m11  Benetti, Nicola
  • 00h 00m12  Bishop, Simone A.
  • 00h 00m13  Bloch, Soren
  • 00h 00m14  Blunt, Susan J.
  • 00h 00m15  Bonnar, Mark
  • 00h 00m16  Borlinha, Paul
  • 00h 00m17  Braithwaite, Emily L.
  • 00h 00m18  Braithwaite, Paula H.
  • 00h 00m19  Brattoli, Raffaele
  • 00h 00m20  Breitenmoser, Roland
  • 00h 00m21  Broomhead, Robbie P.
  • 00h 00m22  Brown, Toby
  • 00h 00m23  Brown, Toby C.
  • 00h 00m24  Brydon, Steven
  • 00h 00m25  Bulla, German
  • 00h 00m26  Burke, Ashley P.
  • 00h 00m27  Burke, Jamie H.
  • 00h 00m28  Cabrera, Luis E.
  • 00h 00m29  Callesen, Michael
  • 00h 00m30  Carvalho, Jane C.
  • 00h 00m31  Chandra, Pushpa
  • 00h 00m32  Chapman, Alex
  • 00h 00m33  Chapman, Matthew
  • 00h 00m34  Chaudhry, Ali
  • 00h 00m35  Chaumette, Clement
  • 00h 00m36  Chen, Sheng
  • 00h 00m37  Christanto, Mira
  • 00h 00m38  Chun, Seana S.
  • 00h 00m39  Ciucci, Atilio
  • 00h 00m40  Cohen, Guy
  • 00h 00m41  Cohen, Howard
  • 00h 00m42  Colin-Jones, Alexander M.
  • 00h 00m43  Collis, Paul A.
  • 00h 00m44  Corr, Michael
  • 00h 00m45  Corredor, Paola E.
  • 00h 00m46  Crowley, Ralph
  • 00h 00m47  Daccus, Paul D.
  • 00h 00m48  Dame, Benjamin
  • 00h 00m49  Davies, Chris W.
  • 00h 00m50  Davis, Omar
  • 00h 00m51  De Freitas, Catherine

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