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  • Jordan confirmed for Sahara Race 2015
    We are very excited to announce that Sahara Race 2015 will take place in Jordan, starting on Sunday, 8 March 2015. As with this year's race, the continued political uncertainty in Egypt, means we turn again to the incredible deserts of Jordan.
    Last Updated: Apr 09, 2014
  • Start raising early
    With so many great and deserving charities out there, it is not surprising many of our competitors choose to run for a good cause. Sahara Race 2015 is a still a long way off but it's never too early to start the good work.
    Last Updated: Apr 07, 2014
  • Competitor list taking shape
    The early bird catches the sandworm! 41 competitors representing 24 different countries are already primed for Sahara Race 2015. Don't worry, we've never seen a sandworm, (or bird for that matter) in the deserts of Egypt or Jordan!
    Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014
  • The joy of volunteering
    We had an amazing volunteer team for Sahara Race (Jordan) 2014. The team went through a lot together & saw amazing things being played out. Every member did their bit to ensure the greatest race experience possible for the awesome competitors. We're recruiting for the Sahara Race 2015 team now.
    Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014
  • 11 months and counting!
    It's never too early to start getting prepared for a 250km multi-stage, multi-day desert race! Read the blogs from this year to help plan for every eventuality at Sahara Race 2015.
    Last Updated: Mar 17, 2014
  • Word around the camp fire...
    With amazing photos from Sahara Race (Jordan) & Sahara Race (Egypt) it is hard to pick which is most beautiful & inspiring. Much talk continues as to where the 2015 edition will be located. We are unable to say right now but expect an announcement very soon.
    Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014
  • Back for more incredible desert race action
    Since completing Sahara Race (Jordan) 2014, 5 adventurous competitors have registered for further races this year, 2 of these now setting their sights on The Grand Slam. The spectacular scenery, fantastic challenge, and amazing camaraderie can be very moreish indeed.
    Last Updated: Mar 03, 2014
  • The final Stage to the Ancient City of Petra
    The final 5.6-kilometer stage will start at 7:00 Jordan time...
    Last Updated: Feb 22, 2014
  • Fresh Features
    Read the summary of the best blogs, interview with Olympian 'Chema' Martinez Fernandez as well as the Grand Slam team Corre 1km+ and many more great Sahara Race features ...
    Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014
There is a new flag whipping in the wind at Sahara Race 2014. It is here to welc
Mother and Child Reunion
American competitor John Ross has one of the more fascinating job descriptions o
Desert Alchemy
At the end of the fourth stage of the Sahara Race 2014, Ian Rosenberger sits in
Leading Ladies
We set off around the camp site to talk to some of the top women in the race
The Chen Family
There is a wonderful trio of Chens at the Sahara Race. The father and two sons f
The Jordanians
It was September 2013 when Ammar Sabbah first heard that the Sahara Race was com
Best of the Blogs
In the old days of desert adventuring, you would be gone for a few months then r
Ageless Desert Racers
The desert is one of the great equalizers of life. It does not matter your natio
The Man Behind The Nickname
The first thing one notices during an interview with Jose Manuel Martinez Fernan
From the Boardroom to Bedouin Tents
Jose Luis Gomez Alciturri may be one of the coolest bosses you've ever met.
  • Pre-Race
    Saturday, 15 February 2014:  Pre-Race Update   An electric sense of excitement and anticipation filled the elegant sto...
  • Stage 1
    16 February 2014, Stage 1 Update:   Jordan Triumphs in Stage 1 of Sahara Race 2014 Celebration was in the air today ...
  • Stage 2
    Monday, 17 February 2014, Stage 2 Update : Sun Returns on Epic Second Stage The skies were clear and radiant today as Jordan&r...
  • Stage 3
    Tuesday, 18 February 2014,  Stage 3 Update:  Frontrunners Keep Their Edge in Spectacular Stage 3 The third day of th...
  • Stage 4
    Wednesday, 20 February 2014, Stage 4 Update:  Strong Frontrunners Close the Fourth Stage The Jordanian long-distance athl...
  • Stage 5
    Friday, February 20, 2014 Stage 5 Update - Part 2:   Jordan Competitors Celebrate 4 Deserts Win   The Long March o...
  • Stage 6
    Saturday, 22 February 2014 Stage 6 Update:  Triumphant Finish at the Ancient City of Petra   As the Sahara Race 2014 c...
  • Post-Race
    Sunday, 23 February 2014, Post-Race Update: The Awards Banquet It was a scene of great jubilation and friendship at the a...
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 that ...

Adventure traveler Len Stanmore is not your average retiree
December 1, 2012
Millions of people dream of traveling more when they retire, but it’s a safe bet that few would approach their leisure years like Len Stanmore.

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.

Sun Mercury


Jordan is a kingdom on the East Bank of the River Jordan. Considered to be part of the "cradle of civilization," Jordan is located in the Levant region of the Fertile Crescent, containing the most moist and fertile land in Western Asia.

2015 competitors

  • 0h 00m0  Ali, Shahzad
  • 0h 00m0  Barbosa, Erick
  • 0h 00m0  Bendall, James
  • 0h 00m0  Booker, Alison
  • 0h 00m0  Carlsen, Tonny G.
  • 0h 00m0  Charkina, Ekaterina
  • 0h 00m0  Freeman, Mark J.
  • 0h 00m0  Genta , Ushiro
  • 0h 00m0  Griffiths, Mark
  • 0h 00m0  Guillon, Clement
  • 0h 00m0  Hansen, Marthin
  • 0h 00m0  Henriksen, Morten
  • 0h 00m0  Ho, Chak Lam
  • 0h 00m0  Holman, Marisa
  • 0h 00m0  Kido, Ryoji
  • 0h 00m0  Lee, Linda S.
  • 0h 00m0  Li, Ruisi
  • 0h 00m0  Marti, Arturo B.
  • 0h 00m0  Melhuish, James E.
  • 0h 00m0  Okazaki, Kenichi
  • 0h 00m0  Ooe , Keiichi
  • 0h 00m0  Passamonti, Massimo
  • 0h 00m0  Pekala, Michal M.
  • 0h 00m0  Persson, Mads
  • 0h 00m0  Ramirez, Sergio
  • 0h 00m0  Riou, Matthieu
  • 0h 00m0  Roberts, David F.
  • 0h 00m0  Robin, Francois
  • 0h 00m0  Robin, Nicolas
  • 0h 00m0  Sanchez, Juan
  • 0h 00m0  Sannolo, Gloria C.
  • 0h 00m0  Sthele, Luis A.
  • 0h 00m0  Storm, Roar
  • 0h 00m0  Swaminathan, Shrimathi
  • 0h 00m0  Tapiro, Ronen
  • 0h 00m0  Te Ua, Ed
  • 0h 00m0  Thune, Christian
  • 0h 00m0  Tuttle, Michael
  • 0h 00m0  Vejsilovic, Vanja
  • 0h 00m0  Wardrop, Luke B.
  • 0h 00m0  Wasif, Charmaine
  • 0h 00m0  Wessels, Johan
  • 0h 00m0  Wilhelmsson, Mikael K.
  • 0h 00m0  Yamaguchi, Kazuma
  • 0h 00m0  Zajni, Tony E.
  • 0h 00m0  Zoechling, Andreas