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RACE CONCLUDED 6 SEPTNEXT ROVING RACE ECUADOR - JULY 2015

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.

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
Sandes sensation returning to his 4 Deserts roots
Ultra trail athlete Ryan Sandes has confirmed his attendance at the 2014
Madagascar Where?
Like Marty the Zebra from the animated film Madagascar, you can be forgiven for
  • 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 of RacingThePlanet: Ma...
  • Stage 2
    1 September 2014, Stage 2 Update Sandes Sustains Lead on Second Stage With Changes in Womens Division Ryan Sandes h...
  • Stage 3
    2 September 2014, Stage 3 Update Sandes and Izuchi Suban Continue To Lead South Africas Ryan Sandes crossed the fin...
  • Stage 4
    3 September 2014, Stage 4 Update Competition Heats Up in Fourth Stage There were changes in the front of the Roving ...
  • Stage 5
    5 September 2014, Stage 5 Update Part 2 The Long March Concludes The 76.9-kilometer The Long March through the Gre...
  • 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...
The Guardian: Gobi March: five practical kit tips   July 16, 2014
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. Wed already run 70 miles over three stages - through the stifling heat of the Gobi Desert; scrambling down and up ...


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 luft 250-km-Marathon in der Wste 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 hed be all in for a marathon in outer spacebut 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 its a safe bet that few would approach their leisure years like Len Stanmore.


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.

LEADERBOARD

Pre-Race
  • 23h 16m1  Sandes, Ryan
  • 27h 17m2  Crowley, Ralph
  • 28h 41m3  Heather, Aaron J.
  • 28h 49m4  Osterwalder, Peter
  • 28h 54m5  Moosery, Israel
  • 31h 25m6  Fleck, Peter
  • 32h 19m7  Turnbull, Blair M.
  • 32h 27m8  Benetti, Nicola
  • 32h 35m9  Corr, Michael
  • 32h 44m10  Stuart, Jamie C.
  • 32h 44m11  Wang, Xiaohui
  • 33h 05m12  Izuchi Suban, Maki
  • 33h 08m13  Lang, Brian
  • 33h 39m14  Wang, Jiadong
  • 34h 11m15  Watanabe, Mayumi
  • 34h 13m16  Gatta, Philippe
  • 35h 05m17  Broomhead, Robbie P.
  • 35h 09m18  Geyer, Adam S.
  • 35h 14m19  Riggio, Susan
  • 35h 16m20  Von Ertfelda, Matthew
  • 35h 27m21  Steele, James W.
  • 35h 39m22  Dufour, Isabelle
  • 35h 50m23  Watters, Margot
  • 35h 51m24  Yasuda, Kenichiro
  • 35h 53m25  Lafitte, Gregory
  • 35h 55m26  Gosse, Melissa V.
  • 35h 55m27  Sinclair, Jonathan L.
  • 35h 57m28  van der Hoeven, Jan-Ji ...
  • 36h 04m29  Xu, Dong
  • 36h 04m30  Borlinha, Paul
  • 36h 05m31  Cohen, Guy
  • 36h 20m32  Debruyne, Lieven
  • 36h 24m33  Xu, Tianshu
  • 36h 29m34  Mann, Ian
  • 36h 39m35  Watson, David
  • 36h 54m36  Gong, Echo
  • 37h 01m37  Davies, Chris W.
  • 37h 43m38  Ozuru, Hiroaki
  • 37h 48m39  Cohen, Howard
  • 37h 56m40  Burke, Ashley P.
  • 38h 45m41  Musial, Marcelo
  • 38h 49m42  Hobbs, Kara E.
  • 39h 11m43  Nikitin, Ilya
  • 39h 32m44  Retamales, Sergio R.
  • 40h 28m45  Mokhtari, Ashkan
  • 40h 34m46  Lim, Zhen Long
  • 41h 18m47  Leavens, Karalyn
  • 41h 29m48  Liu, Liu
  • 41h 48m49  Zhang, Tao
  • 41h 57m50  McMillan, William
  • 42h 03m51  Carrara, Alessandro

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