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  • Transworld Sport filmed The Last Desert which gives a good overview of the beauty and challenges of the race
    Last Updated: Apr 21, 2014
  • 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
  • Ice Cold!!! Just looking through the previous edition's pictures gives a shiver down the spine. It's hard to know if this is in anticipation of the icy conditions, or just pure adrenaline at the adventure awaiting us all!
    Last Updated: Mar 31, 2014
  • Be inspired and inspire others. Running large distances on The White Continent is the perfect opportunity to get friends, family, and colleagues engaged in your latest adventure. This offers a great chance to fund raise your your favourite charity, or other deserving cause close to your heart.
    Last Updated: Mar 24, 2014
  • Antarctica has a short but rich history of human visitors. Read this brief history before becoming part of it this November!
    Last Updated: Mar 17, 2014
  • With limited space on board now is the moment to register interest for The Last Desert 2014 before it's too late. More competitors will qualify after completing Gobi March 2014 so get in fast!
    Last Updated: Mar 10, 2014
  • Hunter S. Thompson sums it up: "Buy the ticket, take the ride". The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014 proves to be every bit as mind expanding as anything the late author was referring too. Explore the course possibilities and let the mind start wandering now...
    Last Updated: Mar 03, 2014
  • The only spectators in Antarctica will be the ever-friendly penguins. Read what else happens in this cold continent during the race...
    Last Updated: Feb 10, 2014
  • Our expedition crew will share their knowledge of the history, wildlife, camping and survival skills and many other topics of Antarctica. The expert lectures will take place on board of the expedition ship whilst we sail through the Drake Passage...
    Last Updated: Feb 05, 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.
Final Thoughts
Shayne Stoik
Final few words
Sandy Suckling
Final Stage
Kate Hogan
A few final words
Simon Southgate
Post Race 2
Taner Damci
  • 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.
   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.

   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 ...

   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


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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