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34DAYS 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.

  • Get to know your fellow competitors
    With only a month left before the start of RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014, the blogs are up and very interesting. Have a look at Fiona So's blog as she discusses how she is getting through her training and the reasons why Karen Rogers is participating.
    Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014
  • Extra Bookings
    If you are spending extra time in Madagascar and haven't booked your accommodation yet, now is the time to do it. Let us know where you are staying - we'll do our best to coordinate this with the your race accommodation...
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
  • Final Equipment List
    Ladies and gentlemen, there are 48 days until the start of RacingThePlanet: Madagascar 2014! The final equipment list is available for you to review. Please take a moment to go over it and make sure you have everything you need.
    Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014
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    Make sure you check out the competitor area for the latest documents on essential information, medical details and for those us lucky enough to have a few extra days in Madagascar, some ideas on how to spend them.
    Last Updated: Jul 04, 2014
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    The life at camps, stories shared with your tent mates and life-long friendships are a big part of our events. Please submit your tent request by today...
    Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014
  • Preparation Check
    With just 10 weeks to the start of the 2014 Roving Race, make sure you have made all necessary arrangements by reviewing the Essential Event Information-document on the competitor area...
    Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014
  • Post-Event Press Release: Spanish Double Olympian Conquers Gobi March 2014
    Jose Manuel 'Chema' Martinez Fernandez, won the Gobi March 2014, arriving at the finish line by the spectacular shores of Xinjiang's Sayram Lake...
    Last Updated: Jun 07, 2014
  • Follow the Gobi March (China) 2014 live!
    Get regular updates, view results and see photos throughout the Gobi March (China) from 1-7 June 2014...
    Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014
  • Competitor Updates
    The blogs section has a growing number of exiting blogs with fresh updates from competitors. Have a read and send your comments that cheer them on for the last three months of training...
    Last Updated: May 26, 2014
Sandes sensation returning to his 4 Deserts roots
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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 ...


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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.

COMPETITORS

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  • 00h 00m1  Ahn, Byeung Sik
  • 00h 00m2  Alfaro, Ramiro A.
  • 00h 00m3  Alli, Ahmad
  • 00h 00m4  Alpert, Ona
  • 00h 00m5  Alvarez, Frank
  • 00h 00m6  Andreassen, Kris
  • 00h 00m7  Asseline, Frederic
  • 00h 00m8  Atwood, Amanda
  • 00h 00m9  Barnes, William W.
  • 00h 00m10  Barr, Beth A.
  • 00h 00m11  Benetti, Nicola
  • 00h 00m12  Bishop, Simone A.
  • 00h 00m13  Blunt, Susan J.
  • 00h 00m14  Borlinha, Paul
  • 00h 00m15  Braithwaite, Emily L.
  • 00h 00m16  Braithwaite, Paula H.
  • 00h 00m17  Brattoli, Raffaele
  • 00h 00m18  Breitenmoser, Roland
  • 00h 00m19  Broomhead, Robbie P.
  • 00h 00m20  Brown, Toby
  • 00h 00m21  Brown, Toby C.
  • 00h 00m22  Brydon, Steven
  • 00h 00m23  Bulla, German
  • 00h 00m24  Burke, Ashley P.
  • 00h 00m25  Burke, Jamie H.
  • 00h 00m26  Cabrera, Luis E.
  • 00h 00m27  Callesen, Michael
  • 00h 00m28  Carrara, Alessandro
  • 00h 00m29  Carvalho, Jane C.
  • 00h 00m30  Chandra, Pushpa
  • 00h 00m31  Chapman, Alex
  • 00h 00m32  Chapman, Matthew
  • 00h 00m33  Chaudhry, Ali
  • 00h 00m34  Chaumette, Clement
  • 00h 00m35  Cheng, Victor
  • 00h 00m36  Chen, Sheng
  • 00h 00m37  Chun, Seana S.
  • 00h 00m38  Ciucci, Atilio
  • 00h 00m39  Clark, Bev
  • 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  De Freitas, Catherine
  • 00h 00m51  De Freitas, Michael J.

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