Renowned endurance foot race Racing the Planet takes place in Iceland

racingtheplanet_Iceland73The sixth edition of Racing the Planet’s Roving Foot Race Series recently took place across the south of Iceland. The endurance race was won by Saudi Arabia’s Mo Foustok, who completed the 250-kilometre race in just over 23 hours.

Racing the Planet’s Roving Foot Race Series is a 250-kilometre endurance race set out over 6 stages, across 7 days. The annual event, which moves to a new country each year, has previously taken place in Vietnam, Namibia, Australia, Nepal, and Jordan.

For the sixth edition of the race, Iceland was the chosen destination due to its unique scenery and challenging terrain. Competitors encountered many of Iceland’s iconic landmarks along the course, including glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, fjords, green hills and mountains, reaching up to 2,119 metres above sea level.

The top 5 male runners were: 1. Mo Foustok, Saudia Arabia; 2. Justus Meyer, USA; 3. Tom Flummerfelt, USA; 4. Ville Tuominen, Finland; 5. Ralph Crowley, USA. The fastest female runner was Lia Farley, USA, finishing in 27 hours and 12 minutes.

Iceland’s 66°NORTH was the official clothing partner of Racing The Planet: Iceland 2013. The outdoor clothing brand provided the official uniform clothing for the staff and volunteers, and also provided a souvenir item for race competitors.