Video: Running Across The Gobi

Earlier this week I noted that ultrarunners Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin had begun their attempt to run across the Gobi Desert. They are hoping to average around 70km (43.4 miles) per day, for 35 days, in order to cross the 2300km (1430 mile) expanse of the Gobi at its widest point.That is quite an undertaking to say the least and if you’ve ever wondered what it is like to attempt such a long run, take a look at the video below to get an idea of what conditions are like out on the trail. This was shot on Day 2, so the terrain still looks relatively green and lush, but as they go along, it is likely to change dramatically.

This first week of running hasn’t been without its challenges. Kevin has already suffered an injury to his one of his legs and has had to take some time off. Hopefully he’ll be feeling better soon and he can rejoin Ray on the run. With five days down, they still have a month to go!

Expedition Gobi – Day 2 70Km from GOi2P on Vimeo.

Kraig Becker