lunes, julio 25, 2011

los 4 desiertos sahara egipto

the 4 deserts sahara egipto

carrera en el desierto del sahara en egipto del 6 al 8 de octubre
127 corredores autosuficientes 250km 7 dìas
participan 5 españoles

2 ABEJON VICARIO, Juan Ignacio 40 Male

34 GARCIA BUENO, Daniel 30 Male

47 HERRERO CALVO, Jose 50 Male

91 ROMERO PARRA, Josep Maria 44 Male

118 VELASCO SANTAMARIA, Javier 51 Male


The course of the Sahara Race takes competitors across 250 kilometers (approximately 155 miles) of largely sandy terrain through some of the most beautiful parts of the Sahara Desert.

Egypt is one of the hottest and sunniest countries in the world. The heat of the Sahara Desert in Egypt is fierce and there is almost no relief from one day to another; however, very low humidity makes the heat more bearable. During the Sahara Race competitors can expect temperatures up to 50°C / 122°F during the day and 20°C / 68°F at night, although temperatures can fall abruptly at night so that desert evenings can go below 20°C / 68°F and become quite cold.

Estimated Distances

Stage 1 40.0 kilometers / 24.8 miles
Stage 2 40.0 kilometers / 24.8 miles
Stage 3 40.0 kilometers / 24.8 miles
Stage 4 40.0 kilometers / 24.8 miles
Stage 5 80.0 kilometers / 49.7 miles
Stage 6 10.0 kilometers / 6.2 miles


During each stage checkpoints are located approximately every 10 kilometers (6 miles) along the course.

At each checkpoint competitors must:

Be logged on arrival by the race staff.
Take a minimum allocation of drinking water for the next leg.
Abide by instructions given by the race staff due to any sudden adverse conditions (e.g., thunderstorms, sandstorms, fog, etc.).

At each checkpoint competitors can:

Rest for a short time.
Take advantage of the shade that the checkpoint tent provides.
Seek advice and treatment, if appropriate, from the medical doctor at the checkpoint.

Please note that adverse weather and other factors can result in changes being made to the course.

The Long March

The much-anticipated Stage 5 in all of the 4 Deserts events is known as The Long March. Generally, this stage is between 70 and 90 kilometers (43 to 56 miles) long, roughly double the length of the previous four stages.

The stage follows much the same format as the previous ones: checkpoints are located about 10 kilometers (6 miles) apart; however, many competitors will take the opportunity (the only one in the week) to have a few hours sleep at a designated Overnight Checkpoint.

At the Overnight Checkpoint, there will usually be a tent in which competitors can sleep as well as a campfire or stove where hot water is available for drinks and meals.

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