My favorite of the desert races is the "Iranian Silk Road Ultramarathon". High security with limited number of participants with high quality and local ownership. Tough competition with an alternative route that "everyone" can accomplish. The Dasht-e Loot has a beautiful and fascinating nature, including the plateau Gandom Beryan, the hottest spot on earth. This year's edition has moved to September with lower temperature.

About the race:

The race runs in Dasht-e Loot which is a great salt desert in Kerman, Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran. Dasht-e Loot is a desert that has a beautiful and fascinating nature, including the plateau Gandom Beryan which is the warmest place on earth. In this documentary from Press TV, the film team follows the runners through Dasht-e Loot and you will get some fascinating stories from some of the athletes in this race.

CONCEPT

  • Limited number of high quality participants: There are about fifty participants in the race, which allows you to get to know all participants.
  • Involves the local population: Uses local resources with expertise in nature and areas where the race is arranged.
  • Competition and experiences in focus: As a participant, there is the right framework for competition.
  • Alternative run length: Participants choose or are moved to a lighter run 160 km

Security and local support:

  • Two Italian doctors with special skills in racing and extreme sports.
  • The locals love the event which is international.
  • We have political support with a personally engaged Minister of Culture.
  • Rescue and medical personnel working daily in this desert follow the runners.
  • In addition, there were two Italian doctors with special skills in racing and extreme sports.

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Blazing Dasht from PRESS TV Documentaries on Vimeo .