Marathon des Sables – Is It Still Worth It?

Marathon des Sables – Is It Still Worth It?

The Marathon des Sables is a 250km self-supported race over six days.  For over 30 years, runners have tackled the Sahara sands of Morocco, battling the heat as they take on the epic challenge.  But as prices and head-counts skyrocket, is it still the king of...
250km At The End Of The World – Antarctica, The Last Desert

250km At The End Of The World – Antarctica, The Last Desert

Brendan Funk is the youngest person to complete Racing The Planet’s 6-day, 250km Antarctica adventure race.  Here is his full account of his journey through Antarctica.  Note: long form article ahead!  The ‘4 Deserts’ Series of multi-day adventure races takes place...
How Nike Almost Broke The Two Hour Marathon

How Nike Almost Broke The Two Hour Marathon

Nike’s audacious #Breaking2 campaign – attempting to run a marathon in under 2 hours – came up 25 seconds short on Saturday.  Despite not succeeding in breaking the 2hr mark, it set a new record. And Nike and it’s athletes are proving that challenging perceived limits...
The Blind Runner – Simon Wheatcroft

The Blind Runner – Simon Wheatcroft

Meet Simon Wheatcroft, the blind runner who is breaking new ground in distance running and accessible technology. Simon likes to challenge our perception of what a person’s limits should be. A degenerative eye disease led him to gradually lose his sight in his teens...
Why You Shouldn’t Run A Marathon

Why You Shouldn’t Run A Marathon

Our counter argument against the marathon – a call to action for everyone who just wants to run for the sake of running. People put a lot of weight into the significance of running a marathon. It’s an achievement that is universally applauded, a badge of...