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Some great videos on RacingThePlanet’s Last Desert – Antarctica

I have written frequently about RacingThePlanet and their 4 ultra-endurance desert races culminating in the invitation only The Last Desert-Antarctica. However, TransworldSport have just brought out 3 feature videos on this challenge and I can do no better than view them here for you… beginning with Feature 1, and an introduction to some of the athletes and  final preparations at Ushuaia, Argentina to embarkation for the Antarctic…

Feature 2 – the first stages…

and finally Feature 3 – to completion…

OK, so that’s a lot of watching there – but it is worth the time I think. I’m a bit of a fanatic when it comes to RacingThePlanet’s events though… as you might have gathered!

Apart from Ryan Sandes becoming the first person ever to win all 4 events in the same year, Peter Jong and Stan Lee became the first two competitors ever to finish 5 RacingThePlanet events in one calendar year.

There were also 9 Grand Slammers. Along with Jong and Lee the competitors who completed all 4 deserts this year were: Paul Acheson, Samantha Gash, Terumasa Mori, David O’Brien, Linda Quirk, Lucy Rivers Bulkeley and Philip Tye. All are now automatic members of the exclusive 4 Deserts Club.

I hope you enjoyed the videos as much as I did. What a location…

The next time The Last Desert – Antarctica will be run will be the 26th November, 2012. Remember, it’s invitation only and you will not be invited unless you have already completed at least 2 other RacingThePlanet Desert races.

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