A quick Gobi March update…June 17, 2009
Going from one extreme endurance race to another… whilst waxing lyrical about the Mongol Derby, we mustn’t forget the Gobi March – all in the same corner of the world. Both endurance marathons beyond compare.
Yesterday, stage 3, was taken by LaHaie (United States) who was seemingly unaffected by the altitude and gradual but continual ascent. Riel Carol (France) took second place and Weichao Wei (China) third. Diana Hogan-Murphy, despite struggling with the course , was still leading the women’s division.
Stage 4 is drawing to a close as I write, this section includes a summit of Shipton’s Arch, a 3000 meter natural arch, said to be the tallest in the world. American Sean W. Abbott has come in first … more on the other placements later.
Enjoy these highlights from Day 1, courtesy of racingtheplanet.
OMG, what terrain, what scenery…