RacingThePlanet: Patagonia 2017 kicks off today at 8 am local time. 300 competitors will line up for Stage 1 which is 41.1 km.
Race website: www.4deserts.com/beyond/patagonia/live
RacingThePlanet: Patagonia 2017 is organised by the 4 Deserts Race Series which is renowned for its annual races: Gobi March (China/Mongolia), Atacama Crossing (Chile), Sahara Race (Egypt/Namibia) and The Last Desert (Antarctica) which have been taking place since 2003. RacingThePlanet: Patagonia 2017 is part of the RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon series, an annual race which takes place in a new location each year. The inaugural RacingThePlanet Ultramarathon took place in Vietnam in 2008, followed by Namibia in 2009, Australia in 2010, Nepal in 2011, Jordan in 2012, Iceland in 2013, Madagascar in 2014, Ecuador in 2015 and Sri Lanka in 2016.