The Gobi Desert Ultramarathon

The Gobi Desert ultra marathon is held every year in china. Part of the Racing the Planet desert series and each year around 200 runners from around the globe test their mettle against the elements and the landscapes. This run takes place over 7 days and sees runners racing through a range of terrains from mountains to the feared and burning hot Turpan depression. Through villages to the energy sapping sand dunes. Lisa Tamati has been running ultra marathons in every corner of the earth for over 20 years. This documentary follows the highs and lows of her race. The battles and obstacles, the camaraderie and the dramas when one of the runners falls victim to the conditions. Ultra marathon racing is an extreme sport that takes runners of varying abilities to their limits and beyond. The gruelling conditions, the temperatures the distances, the full weight of backpacks filled with everything the runners need for an entire week make these challenges brutally hard. But the athletes are anything but elite. People from all walks of life take on the challenge and give it their all. The documentary is an emotional journey that gives the viewer a fly on the wall look at the world of extreme sport and what it takes to run the Gobi Desert.
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The Gobi Desert Ultramarathon

The Gobi Desert ultra marathon is held every year in china. Part of the Racing the Planet desert series and each year around 200 runners from around the globe test their mettle against the elements and the landscapes. This run takes place over 7 days and sees runners racing through a range of terrains from mountains to the feared and burning hot Turpan depression. Through villages to the energy sapping sand dunes. Lisa Tamati has been running ultra marathons in every corner of the earth for over 20 years. This documentary follows the highs and lows of her race. The battles and obstacles, the camaraderie and the dramas when one of the runners falls victim to the conditions. Ultra marathon racing is an extreme sport that takes runners of varying abilities to their limits and beyond. The gruelling conditions, the temperatures the distances, the full weight of backpacks filled with everything the runners need for an entire week make these challenges brutally hard. But the athletes are anything but elite. People from all walks of life take on the challenge and give it their all. The documentary is an emotional journey that gives the viewer a fly on the wall look at the world of extreme sport and what it takes to run the Gobi Desert.
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