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.