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Gruelling Atacama Desert race reaches penultimate stage

Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 01:56

Zandy Mangold of the United States continues to lead the Atacama Desert race, a 250-km run across one of the most inhospitable places in the world

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SHOWS: ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE (OCTOBER 5-6, 2017) (ICARUS SPORTS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS AERIALS OF DESERT LOCATION FOR RACE 2. START OF STAGE FOUR OF RACE 3. VARIOUS OF COMPETITORS IN RACE 4. VARIOUS RACE LEADER AMERICAN ALEXANDER (ZANDY) MANGOLD (BIB 57) RUNNING 5. JAPAN'S TAKEHITO MARUYAMA (59) DURING RACE 6. ENGLAND'S SIMON WILSON (93) RUNNING 7. IRELAND'S GEMMA GORDON (28) WALKING ACROSS SAND 8. JAPAN'S TEISHI KISHII (50) WALKING UP STEEP SLOPE 9. BRITON DIANA WEST (90) WALKING 10. ATHLETE WALKING ACROSS DESERT 11. ATHLETES CROSSING STAGE FOUR FINISH LINE 12. ATHLETES STARTING STAGE FIVE 13. VARIOUS OF MANGOLD RUNNING DOWN SLOPE 14. BELGIUM'S DANNY SWITZYNCK (82) CHEERING AS RUNNING PAST CAMERA / SWITZYNCK IS CURRENTLY SECOND 15. WOMEN'S LEADER ANGELA ZAEH (99) OF GERMANY RUNNING PAST 16. VARIOUS OF ATHLETES RACING 17. SUN GOING DOWN ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE (OCTOBER 5-6, 2017) (ICARUS SPORTS - ACCESS ALL) (NIGHT SHOTS) 18. VARIOUS OF ATHLETES CROSSING STAGE FIVE FINISH LINE STORY: After 140 kilometres of running across some of the world's most inhospitable terrain, American Alexander (Zandy) Mangold leads the Atacama Desert race going into Saturday's (October 7) final stage. The athletes are racing across Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on earth at altitudes that average 2,500 metres. Mangold holds a lead of almost two hours from Belgium's Danny Swtizynck going into the final stage of the race, a relatively short eight kilometre sprint into San Pedro Square. Angela Zeah holds a comfortable lead in the women's race. Eighty-six competitors are still in the race with 12 percent of them already pulling out of the gruelling race. MEN'S RESULTS 1st - Zandy Mangold - United States - 28 hours 9 minutes 2nd - Danny Switzynck - Belgium - 29 hours 51 minutes 3rd - Ben Fox - United Kingdom - 29 hours 56 minutes 4th - Douglas Costa - Brazil - 30 hours 5 minutes WOMEN'S RESULTS 1st - Angela Zeah - Germany - 30 hours 22 minutes 2nd - Kathia Rached - Lebanon - 33 hours 15 minutes 3rd - Ita Marzotto - Italy - 38 hours 9 minutes

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Gruelling Atacama Desert race reaches penultimate stage

Saturday, October 07, 2017 - 01:56