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  • After 'Unique Luxury' profiled The Last Desert in their magazine, it seems word spread even more widely that travelling & racing in Antarctica as part of the 4 Deserts race series cannot be bettered. Places filled up quickly for this year's edition so make sure you plan early for 2016!
    Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014
  • Singapore based competitors/runners/interested parties can find out more about our races at the upcoming informal, fun, and social sessions on August 1 & 2.
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
  • Is your name on this exclusive list? If not, you've very likely missed the boat this time round! Do not fear. Dust yourself down, pick yourself up, and get qualified for The Last Desert 2016. Give yourself the opportunity for the most amazing experience of your life!
    Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014
  • Who from The Last Desert 2014 competitors can say that they're not thinking about and dreaming about Antarctica almost every day and night? With less than 4 months to go the anticipation is already building to fever pitch. Enjoy the anticipation, you'll be in the white continent before you know...
    Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014
  • In the northern hemisphere we often talk about taking a winter sun vacation. Turning this idea on it's head, we invite all those in the southern hemisphere to enjoy a little summer snow and ice. Explore the white continent and escape the heat for a while...
    Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014
  • A variety of locations are considered for each stage of The Last Desert 2014. The final course is dependent on weather, time and environmental considerations. View some of the possible stage locations here...
    Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014
  • Read all about the M/V Plancius, the home-away-from-home for The Last Desert 2014 competitors...
    Last Updated: Jun 16, 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
  • Get regular updates, view results and see photos throughout the Gobi March (China) from 1-7 June 2014...
    Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014
If there were a medal for the best-dressed competitor of The Last Desert 2012, it would surely go to Japan¡¦s Koichi Takeishi.
We're always intrigued to find out the professions of 4 Deserts racers. They come from all spectrums of the world, from bankers to...
It was a line that was uttered again and again during The Last Desert: "Photographs cannot capture this place." So for the benefit...
Couples have always come to the 4 Deserts series, and they are an enigma to behold-to be able to stay together despite the...
Leading them all was Kelvin Murray. The Scottish dive master, naturalist and consultant for filmmakers, was the expedition leader of the race and...
When Ali Kedami's daughter Saria was born, she had problems with her legs. It was only when she was two years old that...
As anyone who has worn frozen socks will attest, racing in Antarctica carries a whole set of new challenges...
Sitting in the lounge of the expedition ship, we find a pair of competitors from South America...
Beyond the big goals of the Grand Slammers, there are also those who are here after many years of quiet, consistent effort...
As the penguins slide and the humans push their way over the snow, several competitors are aiming for remarkable personal goals.
Stage 2
Shayne Stoik
Final Thoughts
Shayne Stoik
Final few words
Sandy Suckling
Final Stage
Kate Hogan
A few final words
Simon Southgate
  • A Pre-Race update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
  • A Stage 1 update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
  • A Stage 2 update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
  • A Stage 3 update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
  • A Stage 4 update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
  • A Stage 5 update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
  • A Stage 6 update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
  • A Post-Race update for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 will be posted in November 2014.
   July 16, 2014
Five things I learned running my first multi-stage ultramarathon - the 155-mile, seven day Gobi March.

   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 up ...

   April 19, 2013
Sharing the experience of the winning company - RacingThePlanet Ltd use Internet to expand overseas business.

   April 23, 2013
More and more women from the financial sector participate in ultra-marathons.

   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

   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.

   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...

   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 ...

   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.

Sun Mercury


Antarctica is the great last desert - a polar region with little precipitation, no lakes and no rivers. It is, in fact, the driest continent on Earth where visitors can witness vast landscapes of snow, ice, mountains, volcanoes and ocean.



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