|PRESS RELEASE - The Atacama Crossing Unleashes New Levels of Ambition|
|Geschrieben von: ar|
|Mittwoch, den 29. Februar 2012 um 00:00 Uhr|
[29 February, 2012, Hong Kong] – The eighth edition of the Atacama Crossing kicks off this week in the Chilean desert town of San Pedro de Atacama, with one of the most ambitious groups of competitors to ever embark on the 250-kilometer footrace.
The Atacama Crossing is considered by many to be the toughest race in the 4 Deserts series. It is equally known for its staggering beauty. The seven-day odyssey takes competitors through an otherworldly landscape of salt lakes, lava flows and sand dunes in settings that traverse the Valley of the Moon, the Valley of Death and Laguna Tebinquinche Rio Grande. The course moves along historical trade routes, through streams, dried up gorges and across the infamous salt flats. Competitors carry their own food and equipment for the week, with only water and shelter provided along the course. An average altitude of 2,500 meters and the notoriously challenging terrain brings added challenges.
About the Atacama Crossing 2012 (4 – 10 March 2012) - www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing
The Atacama Crossing is one of the four races that comprise the world renowned 4 Deserts series of 250-kilometer rough-country footraces. The race takes place in the archeological jewel of Chile – the Atacama Desert. This desiccated environment is the perfect preserver of ancient relics, with geoglyphic paintings that adorn the hillsides alongside ruins of Indian fortresses and sacred Inca sites.
About the 4 Deserts - www.4deserts.com
The 4 Deserts is the world’s leading endurance footrace series, a unique collection of world-class races that take place over 7 days and 250 kilometers in the largest and most forbidding deserts on the planet.
Competitors must go beyond the limits of their physical and mental endurance. Racing self-supported in the most inhospitable climates and formidable landscapes, they must carry all their own equipment and food, and are only provided with drinking water and a place in a tent each night to rest.
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