Monthly Archives: June 2012

4 Deserts: Gobi March story and photos

Here is the story and 60 photos of the Gobi March Race 2012. The Gobi March is a 250 km (155 miles) running race which takes place in the Gobi desert, around Kashgar. Kashgar is on the western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, near the border with Tajikistan. There are 6 […]
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Trail: Km Vertical – St Martin-Vesubie

Yesterday, just a week after the Gobi race in China, Anna and I participated in the first Kilometre Vertical race in Saint Martin-VĂ©subie. The rules are simple; run up-hill on a 5 km distance and 1,150 m of elevation gain. The runners start every 30 seconds and the ranking is based on the time at […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 6

Gobi Race: 6th Stage, 16.4 km. The last stage was only 16.4 km but it was tough. We were all tired by 7 days of race, altitude, heat, heavy pack, stomach problems, sore muscles… We all said before the start that we will go slowly but… when the race started, everybody ran like crazy trying […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 5

Gobi Race: 5th Stage. 3rd overall! We had the long stage yesterday… We woke up at 5am, after another cold night. We prepared our kit and got on the bus at 7am for a 2 hour drive to reach the start. I ate the breakfast in the bus and tried to get some rest. We […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 4

Gobi Race: 4th Stage, 39 km +650 m. This stage was supposed to be long and difficult… and it was. And it was also very scenic, technical and fun. All started after a cold night but I guess it could have been worse. Getting up in the dark and cold, still a bit tired from […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 3

Gobi Race: 3rd Stage. 5th overall! This third stage started off in a village, we ran for a while in the village with a forest and fields around. Then we ran on a hilly and extremely rocky and technical ground, with nice view over the mountains in the background. I joined Anne-Marie (leading woman) and […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 2

Yesterday I finally could get a good night of sleep, the first one since I left France. Still, I was not feeling so well this morning, we woke up at 6h, 2hr before the start but I managed to arrive late to the briefing, half dressed… I started this second stage of the Gobi March […]
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4 Deserts: Gobi March – Stage 1

I have mixed feeling about this first stage of the Gobi March (China), after a cold night the weather in the morning was great, not warm at all and with a nice breeze, except that we had it in our face most of the stage. Unfortunately the distance has been reduced to 32 km instead […]
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4 Deserts Race – Gobi March: ready to go

After the Sahara Race (Egypt) and the Atacama Crossing (Chile), I will be heading to China to participate to the Gobi March (China), my third 4 Deserts Race. Philippe at the Sahara Race (© P. Gatta)
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4 Deserts Atacama Crossing: the video

Anna and I have finished the video of the Atacama Crossing race in Chile. Video of Sahara Race (© P. Gatta) Story and 150 photos of the Atacama Crossing Race 2012. La version française de la course Atacama Crossing 2012. Atacama Corssing (© P. Gatta)
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