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Hong Kong’s Wong Ho Chung and Canadian Isabelle Sauve win The Last Desert Ultramarathon in Antarctica

Dec 01 2018   [1 December 2018, Antarctica] Antarctica’s only multi-stage race -- RacingThePlanet’s The Last Desert -- concluded today. Hong Kong ultrarunner Wong Ho Chung, 31, won the race completing 250km over five stages in his first race in the snow! This is Wong’s third win this year -- the physical fitness instructor for Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department also won the Gobi March (Mongolia) and the Atacama Crossing (Chile). Combined with his second-place finish in the Namib ...

Eighth edition of Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace begins with The Last Desert 2018

Nov 23 2018   Eighth edition of Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace begins with The Last Desert 2018   [Ushuaia, Argentina 23 November 2018]   RacingThePlanet’s The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2018 gets underway today when competitors from 29 countries are set to begin Antarctica’s only multi-stage footrace. Competitors, volunteers and organisers will depart Ushuaia, Argentina to sail across the infamous Drake Passage before embarking on a week-long, six stage race on s ...

THIRD RACE IN THE 2018 4 DESERTS CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE ATACAMA DESERT OF CHILE IS WON BY WONG HO CHUNG OF HONG KONG & LARA REYNOLDS OF SOUTH AFRICA

Oct 06 2018   The 14th edition of the gruelling 250km / 155 mile Atacama Crossing ultramarathon finished in the main square of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile. This is the third leg of the 2018 4 Deserts Ultramarathon Series which will conclude in Antarctica at The Last Desert in November.  Wong Ho Chung, a fireman from Hong Kong, was the overall winner in an impressive time of 24 hours and 20 minutes, an incredible 5 hours ahead of second place Takuya Wakaoka, 34, from Japan. Wong ...

Hong Kong’s Wong Ho Chung and Angela Zaeh from Germany win the Gobi March 2018 in Mongolia

Aug 06 2018   [PRESS RELEASE]  216 competitors complete 15th edition of 250-km ultramarathon  Hong Kong ultrarunner Wong Ho Chung, 31, has won the Gobi March 2018 in Mongolia, his first win in the 4 Deserts Series. Wong, a physical fitness instructor for Hong Kong’s Fire Services Department, crossed the finish line of the 250-km multi-stage race in 20 hours and 34 minutes. He finished 58 minutes ahead of Japan’s Wataru Iino, 38. Fellow Japanese competitor Takuya Wakaoka, 34, was th ...

Winners Return for Race of Champions

Jun 26 2018   [26 June 2018, Hong Kong] - Dean Karnazes, winner of the Atacama Crossing in 2008 and the first person to complete the 4 Deserts Grand Slam. Juan Vicente Garcia Beneito, the only man to have won all 4 Deserts Ultramarathons in the same year. Kevin Lin, who met his Running the Sahara teammates (Charlie Engle and Ray Zahab) while winning the Atacama Crossing 2004. All three will be competing in next year’s 4 Deserts Ultramarathon, the Namib Race (Namibia) 2019. Previously called the Sahara R ...

Japan’s top television network, NHK, to film the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018 for TV Programme “Great Races”

Jun 08 2018   PRESS RELEASE Japan’s top television network, NHK, to film the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018 for TV Programme “Great Races”  [8 June 2018, Hong Kong] – It has been confirmed that the National Broadcasting Corporation of Japan, NHK, will film the Gobi March (Mongolia) 2018 for their popular TV Series, GREAT RACES.  The series covers four extremely challenging races each year.  The races that are selected are unique races which transform people's live ...

Sahara Race 2018 Concludes

May 05 2018   PRESS RELEASE SPANIARD VICENTE GARCIA AND CANADIAN ISABELLE SAUVE ARE THE VICTORS IN THE SAHARA RACE Vicente Garcia of Spain won by less than 20 minutes as Wong Ho Chung of Hong Kong was close behind.  Isabelle Sauve of Canada easily took the women’s division (5 May 2018, Swakopmund, Namibia). The overall winner, Vicente Garcia, was never able to relax over the seven-day footrace with both Wong Ho Chung of Hong Kong and Ollie Stoten of the United Kingdom close behind.  H ...

RacingThePlanet: New Zealand 2019

Nov 18 2017   RacingThePlanet Announces Next Roving Race Location in New Zealand PRESS RELEASE [18 November 2017, Hong Kong].  RacingThePlanet is excited to announce that the 11th edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon will be held  in the South Island region of New Zealand from 3 March – 9 March 2019. The South Island is renowned for its mountains, lakes and glaciers. In the southwest is Fiordland National Park with steep-sided Milford Sound. In the north is Abel Tasman National P ...

Nearly 50 Countries Represented at the 10th Edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon which Kicks Off on Sunday in the Patagonia Region of Argentina

Nov 06 2017   PRESS RELEASE Nearly 50 Countries Represented at the 10th Edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon which Kicks Off on Sunday in the Patagonia Region of Argentina [6 November 2017, Bariloche, Argentina].  Competitors from six continents have begun arriving in the host town of Bariloche in the Patagonia region of Argentina for the tenth edition of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon. The RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon is a 250 kilometer (155 mile) footrace which takes place i ...

PRESS RELEASE: Eight Countries and Two Women in the Atacama Crossing Top 10

Oct 08 2017   PRESS RELEASE Eight countries and two women make up the Atacama Crossing 2017 Top 10; Zandy Mangold from the United States and Angela Zaeh from Germany were the overall champions.  [8 October 2017 SAN PEDRO, CHILE].  After seven gruelling days in the world's driest desert, runners from across the globe completed the Atacama Crossing.  Zandy Mangold (United States) and Angela Zaeh (Germany) won every stage and were unstoppable throughout the race. They claimed the cr ...

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