Gobi March (China)

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The Gobi March
Michelle finished the race in 67 hours 6 minutes 19 seconds. She completed this race in June 2011. (26th June to 2nd July 2011)

The race takes place in China's ancient Gobi Desert, in the Turpan Depression, the country's lowest and hottest location. The Gobi March's challenges include the changes in temperature from the cool highlands to the oppressive heat of the sand dunes, the complete lack of shade, potential sandstorms and variety of terrain – soft sand-dunes, rocky tracks, steep hills, ridges and riverbeds with multiple water-crossings. Competitors must plan carefully to maintain the delicate balance between physical exertion, nutrition and hydration in order to successfully complete the race.

250

distance


The total distance of the Gobi March is 250 kilometers / 155 miles over six stages.
7

days


It is run in 6 stages, the longest stage being around 70 - 90 kilometer.
67

hours


Michelle finished the race in 67 hours 6 minutes 19 seconds.
8860

feet


The highest point is just under 2,700 meters / 8,860 feet.