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  • Singapore based competitors/runners/interested parties can find out more about our races at the upcoming informal, fun, and social sessions on August 1 & 2.
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014
  • Previous editions of the Gobi March have seen the incredible 'Chema' Martinez, Vincente Garcia Beneito, Ryan Sandes, Anne-Marie Flammersfeld, and Hong Kong's Stone Tsang. Which current or future legends will be revealed/unearthed in Gobi March 2015???
    Last Updated: Jul 14, 2014
  • The Gobi March race has evolved more than any other since its inception in 2003. In the last 11 years the location has changed several times but with absolute consistency the race has always been spectacular, beautiful, challenging, and infinitely memorable!
    Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014
  • With a European top 3 in Gobi March 2014: 'Chema' Martinez (Spain), beating Sebastiano Arlotta Tarino (Italy), and Nicholas Mead (UK), we challenge European runners to continue the trend in 2015, and non-Europeans to come and break the stronghold!
    Last Updated: Jul 02, 2014
  • View our Pressroom for the latest 4 Deserts coverage from around the globe, including many articles on the Gobi March 2014...
    Last Updated: Jun 25, 2014
  • More than 1,500 official race photos are available for purchase from the RacingThePlanet Store now...
    Last Updated: Jun 16, 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
  • Duck tape? Linh Huynh may have the most original sponsor of all time...
    Last Updated: Jun 06, 2014
  • The Long March, a 68.1-kilometer odyssey through the depths of the northern Gobi Desert, has come to an end...
    Last Updated: Jun 06, 2014
When competitors take on the Gobi March 2014 later this week, they will be profo...
Chema has competed in two Olympics and countless other races, but with his young...
One of the great things about hanging out with imminent 4 Deserts Club members i...
Volunteer Minelik Shimellis is standing in the Gobi Desert and thinking about a ...
If you're on the other side of the planet, we recommend following the race throu...
Linh Huynh may have the most original sponsor of all time...
This year's Gobi March has had its fair share of challenging weather moments, bu...
For the 20 individuals taking on the 4 Deserts Grand Slam, they are now collecti...
A hidden force behind every 4 Deserts race is the team of dedicated volunteers w...
One element that marked this Gobi March was the exact 50/50 split of veteran...
  • 6 June 2014, Stage 5 Update - Part 2   The Long March Concludes   The Long March, a 68.1-kilometer odyssey through...
  • 31 May 2014, Pre-Race Update It was a busy day in Bole in far northwestern Xinjiang today as 109 competitors from 41 countr...
  • 1 June 2014, Stage 1 Update Jose Manuel 'Chema' Martinez Fernandez and Isis Breiter Win Stage 1 of the Gobi March 2014 ...
  • 2 June 2014, Stage 2 Update 'Chema' and Isis Breiter Retain Lead on Stage 2 Spanish Olympian Jose Manuel 'Chema' Ma...
  • 3 June 2014, Stage 3 Update 'Chema' and Isis Breiter Lead a Shortened Third Stage of the Gobi March Spain's Jose Man...
  • 4 June 2014, Stage 4 Update   'Chema' and Isis Breiter Hold Onto Lead in Stage 4   The Spanish double Olympian, Jose...
  • 7 June 2014, Stage 6 Update   First-Time 4 Deserts Victories at Gobi March Finish Line   Jose Manuel 'Chema' Mar...
  • 8 June 2014, Post Race Update   The Awards Banquet   As competitors gathered in the comforts of the Bortala Hote...
   July 16, 2014
Five things I learned running my first multi-stage ultramarathon - the 155-mile, seven day Gobi March.

   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 ...

   April 19, 2013
Sharing the experience of the winning company - RacingThePlanet Ltd use Internet to expand overseas business.

   April 23, 2013
More and more women from the financial sector participate in ultra-marathons.

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

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

   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.

   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...

   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 ...

   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.

Sun Mercury


The Gobi Desert is the windiest non-polar desert in the world. The 10th anniversary course will take competitors over 250 kilometers of terrain in northwestern Xinjiang Province. The area is known for the colorful culture of its ethnic minorities and for Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol empire.



  • 25h 56m1  Martinez Fernandez, Jose Manuel
  • 28h 59m2  Arlotta Tarino, Sebastiano
  • 30h 08m3  Mead, Nicholas V.
  • 30h 12m4  Gondek, Andrzej
  • 31h 33m5  Sato, Yoshihiro
  • 32h 04m6  Edwards, James L.
  • 33h 07m7  Borlinha, Paul
  • 33h 30m8  Minicka, Peter
  • 33h 49m9  Bech-Thomsen, Asger F.
  • 33h 54m10  Trepa, Rob
  • 34h 16m11  Stromwall, Fredrik
  • 34h 21m12  Lledo Lopez, Andres
  • 34h 26m13  Foote, Brett A.
  • 35h 09m14  Wikiera, Marek
  • 35h 38m15  Raumati, Inia
  • 36h 40m16  Vajhoj, Jan
  • 36h 44m17  Riegl, Karl H.
  • 37h 02m18  Breiter, Isis
  • 37h 17m19  Gilgen, Michael
  • 37h 17m20  Cairns, Tim
  • 38h 18m21  Moisen, Martin
  • 38h 24m22  Lee, Ho Yeon
  • 38h 43m23  Ham, Suck Hyun
  • 39h 04m24  Kobayashi, Makoto
  • 39h 15m25  Espin, Andrew M.
  • 39h 52m26  Lee, Anik
  • 39h 54m27  Harreither, Christoph
  • 39h 57m28  Olaso, Alexander
  • 40h 07m29  Kong, Sung-hun
  • 40h 14m30  Larsen, Lene
  • 42h 28m31  McEvoy, Brad K.
  • 42h 54m32  Calimano, Chris
  • 42h 54m33  Yang, Yujin
  • 43h 38m34  Nance, Greg D.
  • 43h 43m35  Chau, Duncan
  • 43h 50m36  Moratin, Olivier
  • 43h 53m37  Tacony, Kennon
  • 44h 05m38  Kollin, Claude
  • 44h 30m39  Zuk, Marcin
  • 44h 40m40  Brown, Fraser S.
  • 44h 40m41  Noro Bell, Masami I.
  • 44h 53m42  Kim, Tae Wan
  • 45h 30m43  Marumoto, Yuma
  • 45h 52m44  Vasilache, Cristina
  • 45h 58m45  Schumann, Jessica M.
  • 46h 06m46  Gomez Alciturri, Jose Luis
  • 46h 07m47  Albarran, Juan Carlos
  • 46h 18m48  Tilbury, Jonathan E.
  • 46h 57m49  Taylor, Paul
  • 47h 11m50  Huang, Chao-Sheng (Jason)
  • 47h 41m51  Kitada, Takao