Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dean's Desert Grand Slam

Dean Karnazes is going to participate in no less than five desert ultramarathons around the world in 2008. He calls this adventurous plan Desert Grand Slam

Four of the races will be organized by racingtheplanet: Atacama Crossing (Chile, starting on March 30), Gobi March (China, June 8), Sahara Race (Egypt, October 26) and The Last Desert (Antarctica, November 16). Also two other guys, Paul Liebenberg (South Africa) and Jimmi Olsen (Denmark), will be attempting to be the first to complete the 4deserts in one calendar year. I'm not sure what that will be worth, but this series of races in "the driest, hottest, windiest and coldest places on Earth" will certainly provide tons of fun - at least for us who will safely remain at home! 

Dean's fifth race will be Badwater Ultramarathon, his usual summer vacation in Death Valley on July 14. 

If you are interested, Dean will be posting updates from his desert adventures in his blog.

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