Carrying survival gear, clothing and food on their backs, competitors in each of these 150 mile foot races faced four separate deserts on four different continents. Each race in the series challenged each competitor with the equivalent of four marathons in four days, with one brutal stage set at 50 or more miles. In total 150 miles, running across sand and rock, climbing dunes and mountains with almost 30 pounds of equipment in tow.
The Power of "TEAM" describes the life and near-death journey some of the world's best athletes faced in the extreme heat and cold of the desert. The altitude and temperature swings of the Atacama Desert in Chile, the varying terrain of China's Gobi Desert and the constant 120 degree temperatures of the Sahara, forced each runner to redefine the definition of mental and physical "limits". The final reward for conquering these three desert challenges, was an invitation to "The Last Desert" in Antarctica. Nancy-Fudacz-Burrows, Joel Burrows and David Kuhnau of "Team Illinois" emerged as champions of the "4 Deserts" series, but even stronger teammates and friends. Read how their lessons learned, can be your inspiration.