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  • The race will take place in November 2016. You can sign up now to ensure that you are among the first to know the finalised date
    Last Updated: Dec 03, 2014
  • To get this much air after running almost 100km in Antarctica can mean only one thing: Belinda Holdsworth just completed The Last Desert and became a 4 Deserts Club member!!!
    Last Updated: Nov 24, 2014
  • After viewing the amazing pictures and hearing amazing tales from The Last Desert 2014, many will be picturing themselves in the 2016 edition already. To qualify you must tick just one box: 1. Complete at least two of; Sahara Race, Gobi March, Atacama Crossing
    Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014
  • Now that The Last Desert 2014 has conclude we start looking forward to 2016. If you are interested you can complete a registration now.
    Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014
  • The M/V Plancius sailed into the Beagle Channel where the Awards Banquet took place on board before heading to Ushuaia where competitors disembarked. Results, photos, blogs, features, stage updates etc can all be seen on the website.
    Last Updated: Nov 12, 2014
  • The final Stage of The Last Desert concluded at Telefon Bay in Antarctica with the coldest and windiest stage yet. All competitors completed the stage around 14:00. The winners were again Jose Manual Martinez Fernandez or "Chema" of Spain for the overall race, Isis Breiter of Mexico for the women...
    Last Updated: Nov 09, 2014
  • High winds prevented landing at three Stage 4 options. The location has now been identified and the Stage will start tomorrow / Saturday (local time). Read more in the full breaking news.
    Last Updated: Nov 08, 2014
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    Last Updated: Nov 07, 2014
  • Pre-Race Stage Update, Part 2: Monday, 3 November 2014 Good Progress on Second Day of Sailing Competitors are getting ready to spend their...
  • Stage 1 Update: Tuesday, 4 November 2014 Stunning Opening Stage on Deception Island It has been a striking, opening day of racing in...
  • Stage 2 Update: Wednesday, 5 November 2014 'Chema' Martinez Fernandez, Isis Breiter and Old Misfits Sustain Leads on Snowy Second Stage Jose Manuel...
  • Stage 3 Update: Thursday, 6 November 2014 Spirits Soar in a Pristine Third Stage It has proved to be an exceptional day of...
  • Stage 4 Update: Friday, 7 November 2014 Stage 4 Cancelled Due to Bad Weather Stage 4 on Yankee Harbor has been suspended due...
  • Stage 5 Update: Saturday 8 November 2014 Final Stage in Telefon Bay The Last Desert 2014 came to a triumphant close today, with...
  • There will be no Stage 6 for The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2014. The final stage of The Last Desert 2014 took place on...
  • Post-Race Update: Tuesday, 11 November 2014 The Awards Banquet The Awards Banquet for The Last Desert 2014 was held last night aboard the...
   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.

Final Results


  • 163.3km1 Martinez Fernandez, Jose Manuel
  • 163.3km2 Crowley, Ralph
  • 149.4km3 Edwards, James L.
  • 145.3km4 Gondek, Andrzej
  • 142.5km5 Lledo Lopez, Andres
  • 138km6 Chmiel, George
  • 135.5km7 Ferrero, Juan R.
  • 129.2km8 Danis, Stefan
  • 129.2km8 Gilgen, Michael
  • 129.2km8 Votis, Anastasios
  • 128.6km11 Strathern, Mark
  • 126.7km12 Borlinha, Paul
  • 126.3km13 Kamei, Tomotaka
  • 124.5km14 Wikiera, Marek
  • 122.3km15 Barnard, David
  • 121.6km16 Breiter, Isis
  • 120.1km17 Lafitte, Gregory
  • 119.4km18 Bech-Thomsen, Asger F.
  • 118.8km19 Takahashi, Shoma
  • 116.9km20 Foote, Brett A.
  • 116.9km20 Raumati, Inia
  • 116.9km20 Trepa, Rob
  • 116.5km23 Leung, Pak Hang
  • 115.3km24 Otsuka, Etsuji
  • 111.8km25 Hill, Ryan
  • 110.6km26 Garcia Berche, Beatriz
  • 109.7km27 Xing, Bo
  • 108.4km28 Narvaez, Raul G.
  • 108.4km29 Mitsujima, Taro
  • 107.7km30 Muhlen, Monique
  • 107.7km30 Schroeder, Georges
  • 106.2km32 Somoza, Francisco E.
  • 105.5km33 Cheng, Huaiyu
  • 105.5km34 Chu, Arthur T.
  • 105.5km35 Kongmunvattana, Sanya
  • 104.9km36 Kim, Yoo
  • 103.6km37 Calimano, Chris
  • 100.8km38 Niu, Dongmei
  • 100.8km39 Lewczuk, Daniel
  • 100.8km40 Brown, Anthony R.
  • 100.8km41 Strathern, Kirk S.
  • 100.2km42 Canham, Janine
  • 97.9km43 Lee, Gibeum
  • 97.9km44 Tada, Shinichi
  • 96.7km45 Jin, Feibao
  • 96km46 Camiade, Beatriz
  • 93.8km47 Holdsworth, Belinda
  • 93.8km48 Sin, Shui Fuk
  • 93.8km49 Pei, Jun