Running the Sahara: 3 Men Run More Than 4,000 Miles in 111 Days

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RIDGEWOOD, N.J., May 25, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Three runners ran for 111 days straight covering six countries and over 4,000 miles across the Sahara Desert. Their mission was to raise awareness of the need for clean water supplies in Africa. They started the trip by touching the water in Senegal and ended by touching the Red Sea in Egypt.

Charlie Engle from the U.S., Ray Zahab from Canada and Kevin Lin from Taiwan are three of the best endurance runners in the world and the trip across the Sahara had never been done before.

The runners said that the expedition would not have been possible without the aid of Magellan GPS units to guide the run and update their route, which sometimes meant no roads!

A documentary called "Running the Sahara" will chronicle their adventure. The LivePlanet production, narrated by Academy Award Winner Matt Damon, is scheduled for release in 2007.

For more information on the trip across the Sahara, go to, click on our Running the Sahara segment and then download our podcast.


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