Deo Encarnacion is from the Philippines but calls New Zealand home having lived here for many years.
Deo and his wife are sports and outdoor fanatics making the most of the New Zealand nature. He has joined a RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Race five times before - completing the Gobi March (China) in 2015, the Sahara Race (Namibia) 2016, the Atacama Crossing in 2017. He has also been on the volunteer team of the Sahara Race (Namibia) 2018.
Deo describes himself as, "just an ordinary guy, trying to achieve the extraordinary...". We certainly have an extraordinary course for RacingThePlanet: New Zealand that Deo will manage.
When not running and cycling around New Zealand back country, Deo is an IT consultant.