Deo Encarnacion is from the Philippines but lives in Christchurch in New Zealand where he is an IT consultant with MYOB. Outside of work, Deo and his wife are sports and outdoor fanatics making the most of the New Zealand nature. Deo has joined a RacingThePlanet / 4 Deserts Race four times before - always as a competitors. He has completed the Atacama Crossing in 2017 (after withdrawing in 2015), the Gobi March (China) in 2015 and the Sahara Race (Namibia) 2016. Deo describes himself as, "just an ordinary guy, trying to achieve the extraordinary...". Deo will a huge support to the competitors (including his wife) on the volutneer team for the first time at the Sahara Race (Namibia) 2018.