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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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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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4 Deserts: Gobi March

After the Sahara Race (Egypt) and the Atacama Crossing (Chile), I will participate to the third 4 Deserts Race: the Gobi March. Atacama Corssing: 4th stage (© P. Gatta)
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4 Deserts – Atacama Crossing: finish line

Anna and I completed the Atacama Crossing Race last weekend. As expected the race has been rough but overall it went well and the scenery was amazing. We have started to sort out the 500 photos and 240 videos and will post soon a full report. In the meantime, here are five photos of the […]
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4 Deserts – Atacama Crossing: ready to go

Last weekend Anna and I ran 20 km with 10 kg pack as the last “long” training before the Atacama Crossing race in Chile. This week and next will be much lighter with one last interval training and a few more jogging, still with 10 kg weight. When the race will start on March 4th, […]
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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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