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It was while running, walking and sometimes merely shuffling for 250 kilometers (155 miles) across the Gobi Desert that I learned what motivates people to reach the finish line and complete a physical and mental challenge.

Earlier in June I joined 172 other participants from 29 countries in the Gobi March, a six-day stage race across the Kyrgyz Autonomous Prefecture of China, a remote area in the extreme southwestern part of the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

Battling dust storms, searing heat, miles of rocky riverbeds, and seemingly endless desert terrain, all of us tested our months or years of preparation. Carrying all of our own survival gear except tents, our days were marked by checkpoints and journeys through Uighur and Kyrgyz towns. Read full article »

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