The Gobi desert ultramarathon – the hardest race in the world?

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During this race, our reporter will face temperatures ranging from -20C to 30C, wild dogs and 250 miles of inhospitable desert – and the clock never stops ticking

A week is a long time in running. Or, to be more precise, a week is long time if you are planning to run pretty much continually throughout it. After a few rash decisions and some naive optimism, I am now in the Gobi desert in China, about to face this exciting, if somewhat daunting, prospect.

The Ultra Tra…