Wednesday, November 05, 2008

UAE Desert Challenge

My buddy Jonathan just completed an impressive feat, he competed in the UAE Desert Challenge last weekend in Dubai -- a 5-day 1,300 mile race through the desert. Riding the dunes is a good way to pass the time when you live in Dubai. His team of 4 amateurs decided to do it for charity and ended up raising $100,000 for two charities, the Dubai Center for Special Needs and Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) for people living near Lake Albert in Uganda.
You can read and see more on their "UAE Charity Challenge" website.
XPress article.
Gulf News article.
Looks like fun, I'll have to enter this race with Luke someday.

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