The 4 Deserts World Champion title goes to the man and woman with the highest cumulative rankings in each of the 4 Deserts events. The 4 Deserts Champion must complete the Atacama Crossing (Chile), the Gobi March* (Mongolia), the Namib Race** (Namibia) and The Last Desert (Antarctica) in order to qualify for the 4 Deserts World Champion title. The 4 Deserts World Champions are among the best endurance athletes in the world.

*The Namib Race used be called the Sahara Race and was held in Egypt, Jordan and Namibia.

**The Gobi March race location has changed from China to Mongolia.