Brian Townsend completed the Sahara Race 2012, a 5-day running competition in Egypt that began Oct. 28! It took him 53 hours to complete the 155-mile race through the extremely hot (and sometimes very cold) Sahara desert, and he finished 78th place out the 146 people who participated.
"Overall I came in 78th place out of the 146 people who started 116 who finished taking me 53 hours. If you had t[...] Read more » Townsend Ran 155 Miles Through the Sahara Desert!
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 40 (M)
I remember when this was announced, and it’s good to see Brian Townsend’s results now. After all it wasn’t just a new-rich way of passing time, he dedicated time and effort to that event and he manage to come out in a very comfortable position for a first timer.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 56 (M)
Well you know it's impressive for a poker player to perform so well in such a heated race, but as you can read, there's not a lot of people that do this. i mean the whole race had a 146 contenders. I know I couldn't do it.
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 55 (M)
Why would anyone want to run through the desert? It sounds a really insane thing to do when you could be sitting at a nice hot poker table racking up a nice stack in a suitably attired pokerroom in some exclusive venue!