"Sport and travel are my life", says Nick Askham, who joins RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts for the eighth time in RacingThePlanet: New Zealand 2019. Nick has previously been on the team at the Sahara Race in Namibia 2017, Jordan 2014, RacingThePlanet: Sri Lanka 2016, Atacama Crossing 2016 and 2017 and the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018 - primarily on the course team and more recently as the course director. He is an ultramarathoner and Ironman triathlete, so is a competitor in his own right Nick has more than 15 years of experience as a podiatrist, focusing on biomechanics and sports patients and has worked alongside high-level athletes as a podiatrist in Australia and the United Kingdom. He has treated weary finishers for muscle cramps and blisters at the London Marathon over four years. When he is not training for an endurance race or working, Nick enjoys adventure cycling and backpacking.