Monthly Archives: October 2011

4 deserts Sahara Race: the video

Philippe has just finished the video of Sahara Race. Video of Sahara Race (© P. Gatta) Camp during the Sahara Race (© P. Gatta)
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Trail: video of the Kungsleden and Kebnekaise

Anna has just finished the video of our trip to Sweden along the Kungsleden and Kebnekaise. Video of Kungsleden and Kebnekaise (© A. Gatta) Close to Salka hut (© P. Gatta)
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4 deserts Sahara Race: full story and photos

Four days after the end of the Race I am progressively recovering. I have just posted the full story and photos of this Sahara Race 2011. Sahara Race:last stage at Giza Pyramids (© P. Gatta)
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4 deserts Sahara Race: stage five, 87 km, Philippe reports

Firstly, thanks again for all the email support!! Yesterday morning was uncertain because of my right heal and because of the pain in my muscles. I could barely walk out of my tent in the morning. So I was not sure about which strategy to adopt for the race. It was tempting to go fast […]
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4 deserts Sahara Race: stage five, 87 km, 6th overall

Note by Anna: I have no news today since last days long race of 87 km didn’t allow for any cyberspace time! But according to the 4 Deserts website’s ranking Philippe is 6th overall after ending the long stage in 12:15 hours. He lost one place compared to the last days, but have one hour […]
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4 deserts Sahara Race: stage four, 41 km, still 5th overall!

137 competitors out of 150 took the start today. For me, it started very badly, 50m after the start I couldn’t run because of the huge blister I have on my left heal: 3cm x 2cm, and I have a few other on the toes which haven’t healed during the night. We started with several […]
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4 deserts Sahara Race: stage three, 43 km, 7th!

Today was tough, it started well, very nice scenery again in the dune. I joined Olivier and ran with him for a while. Then Jude, another french caught us and we ran the three of us for a while, having 3 Frenchies in the top 6. I made the first half in just 2:30 hours […]
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4 deserts Sahara Race: stage two, 42 km, 5th overall!

Thank you all for the support I get through your emails! Keep on sending, they really help me staying focused and pushes me to try my best. As I wrote yesterday, I had a hard time to finish but I recover rather well. The good thing with having lots of food, even though it’s heavy, […]
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4 deserts Sahara Race: stage one, 37 km, 6th after first day!

Yesterday night was nice, the camp was beautiful with a view over the lake. The temperature after 5pm is pleasant and the night was fresh without being cold. I put the sleeping bag on top of me but did not go inside. I slept okay even though the sand get packed after a while so […]
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4 deserts Sahara Race: leaving for the first camp

All competitors arrived yesterday, we’re around 150 coming from 30+ different countries. This year there are many runners from Asia with a great representation from Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Sahara Race: arriving at camp 1 (© P. Gatta) We had a massive breakfast this morning, enjoying the comfort of a luxury hotel before leaving for […]
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