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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...
OUTSIDE MAGAZINE A Beautiful (But Brutal) Multi-Day Race in Antarctica   December 17, 2016
It’s only fitting that the Antarctic iteration of the prestigious 4 Deserts race series is called “The Last Desert.” For a company that speciali...


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. We’d already run 70 miles over three stages - through the stifling heat of the Gobi Desert; scrambling down and u...


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 läuft 250-km-Marathon in der Wüste 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 he’d be all in for a marathon in outer space—but also t...


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.