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  • The 4 Deserts supports Fundacion Amigos de Jesus
    This year at the Atacama Crossing, the 4 Deserts Race Series will be supporting Chilean charity Fundacion Amigos de Jesus, a non-profit organization that takes care of children and adults with disabilities ranging from Downs Syndrome to severe handicaps. Read more about this inspiring foundation.
    Last Updated: Jul 25, 2014
  • Singapore Sessions
    Singapore based competitors, runners and other interested parties can find out more about the 4 Deserts races at our upcoming informal, fun and social sessions on August 1 & 2.
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
  • Sharing Preparation Strategies
    Read the Atacama Crossing 2014 competitors' training and equipment preparation strategies. Everyone is different. From the amount of running wearing the backpack/weight, to field testing all the foods which are being considered. The one commonality, is a building excitement towards October 5, 2014!
    Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014
  • Meet Joe Mauko
    We have amazing competitors in every race. Atacama Crossing 2014's Joe Mauko is a prime example of this. Read his story, and see what amazing fund raising he is doing for his chosen charity 'The Terry Fox Foundation'.
    Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014
  • Stunning Volcanos Around Atacama
    Llullaillaco (6760m), San Pedro (6145m), Aucanquilcha (6160m), and Sairecabur (6040m) are all higher than 'race volcano' Licancabur which hits (5917m). All are stunning, but after experiencing the presence of Licancabur for a week, there'll be only one volcano that has cemented a place in your heart forever!
    Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014
  • Photos of the incomparable Atacama Desert
    View the salt lakes (known as salares), sand and moon-like terrain of the Atacama Crossing in these photos of past races...
    Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014
  • Reliving the past: Results from nine years of the Atacama Crossing
    This year's Atacama Crossing is the 10th anniversary edition. View full results from the past nine years of racing through the Atacama Desert...
    Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014
  • Post-Event Press Release: Spanish Double Olympian Conquers Gobi March 2014
    Jose Manuel 'Chema' Martinez Fernandez, won the Gobi March 2014, arriving at the finish line by the spectacular shores of Xinjiang's Sayram Lake...
    Last Updated: Jun 07, 2014
  • Follow the Gobi March (China) 2014 live!
    Get regular updates, view results and see photos throughout the Gobi March (China) from 1-7 June 2014...
    Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014
Fundación Amigos de Jesús
This year the 4 Desert Race Series will be supporting a Chilean charity...
The Making of Team Chifecta
The making of Team Chifecta and their impressive fundraising efforts...
4 Deserts Grand Slam
More people climb Everest each year than have completed the 4 Deserts Grand Slam
Vikki Bester
Back from the desert!!
Pip and Babs Goldsmith
Stage 6
Peter Minicka
Hi, everyone,
Gillian Pattinson
Post Race
Jennifer Murray
Final Stage 7
Jarrett Kovics
  • Pre-Race
    A Pre-Race update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Saturday, 4 October 2014. rolex replica watches omega r...
  • Stage 1
    A Stage 1 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Sunday, 5 October 2014. hublot replica watches omega spe...
  • Stage 2
    A Stage 2 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Monday, 6 October 2014....
  • Stage 3
    A Stage 3 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Tuesday, 7 October 2014....
  • Stage 4
    A Stage 4 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Wednesday, 8 October 2014....
  • Stage 5
    A Stage 5 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Thursday, 9 October and Friday, 10 October 2014...
  • Stage 6
    A Stage 6 update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Saturday, 11 October 2014....
  • Post-Race
    A Post-Race update for the Atacama Crossing (Chile) 2014 will be posted on Sunday, 12 October 2014....
The Guardian: Gobi March: five practical kit tips   July 16, 2014
Five things I learned running my first multi-stage ultramarathon - the 155-mile, seven day Gobi March.

The Guardian: The Gobi March ultra: a 155-mile, seven-day antidote to modern life   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 ...

Ming Pao: SMEs develop oversea markets by Internet   April 19, 2013
Sharing the experience of the winning company - RacingThePlanet Ltd use Internet to expand overseas business.

DIE WELT: UBS-Hedgefonds-Managerin läuft 250-km-Marathon in der Wüste Gobi   April 23, 2013
More and more women from the financial sector participate in ultra-marathons.

SFGate: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

Bloomberg: women go to extremes   April 22, 2013
Natalia Watkins, a 40-year-old Hong Kong-based executive for HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), knows about endurance.

An endurance ordeal by sand and in snow   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.

Pushed to the limit: The World's Toughest Endurance Challenges   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...

My Perfect Adventure: Dean Karnazes   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 ...

Adventure traveler Len Stanmore is not your average retiree   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.


One of the few deserts on Earth that doesn't receive any rain. It is a plateau in South America, covering a 600-mile (1,000 km) strip of land on the Pacific coast of South America, west of the beautiful Andes mountains.



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