I know that yesterday I promised to update my post on the Atacama Extreme endurance expedition with the video from the final day, but that video wasn’t posted until a bit later in the evening last night, so I thought I’d start off the day today by adding it to the blog.
As most of you know, the Atacama Extreme chronicled Ray Zahab’s journey as he ran for 20 days covering the length of the Atacama Desert in Chile. Due to an unusual rain shadow between the Andes Mountains and the Chilean Range, it is the driest place on the planet, and offers up a significant challenge for anyone who ventures there. Over the course of the past three weeks, Ray has been running, mostly solo, through those conditions, covering 1145km (712 miles) in the process.
The video below shows the final day of the run, which also happened to be Ray’s birthday. As you can tell, he is happy to reach the finish line at last. Congrats Ray!
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