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  1. HK man in race across driest desert on Earth

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... competed in races across the Sahara and Gobi deserts to raise money for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, trained partly by carrying a sack of rice on his back while working out on a treadmill ... Simon Parry A Hong Kong adventure racer yesterday began one of the world's most gruelling marathons- a 250km foot race across Chile's Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. ...

  2. Athlete battles altitude sickness to finish 250km desert odyssey

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... on either side'. Tsan, who has previously competed in races across the Sahara and Gobi deserts to raise money for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, trained partly by carrying a sack of rice on his ... Simon Parry Hong Kong adventure racer Derek Tsan Kwik has fought back crippling altitude sickness to complete a sponsored 250km race across the world's driest desert in Chile. Tsan, ...

  3. Just deserts

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Invisible Cities, as being about 'people and cities, transcending time and space'. In Tribes, he draws inspiration from desert people- from the Gobi to the Sahara and the Kalahari- who band together in the face of a harsh physical environment. 'Tribes explores a world that resists traditional incompatibilities, drawing inspiration from the tribes of the deserts ...

  4. South Korea awaits a seasonal peril

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Sandstorms from the Gobi Desert create a hazard to health and hi-tech firms It's that time of the year when South Koreans listen intently for announcements ... known as 'yellow sand' originates from the Gobi Desert. Sand is carried by high winds across China's industrial plains, picking up toxins including silicon, aluminium and lead ...

  5. Against the odds

    Posted Jun 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... completed the Gobi March, an arduous six marathons (250km) in seven days through the heat of the Gobi desert in China. In April, Pollock became the first blind man to compete in the North Pole ...

  6. Life on the move

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... then it has been one adventure after another, including a walk in the Gobi desert and three trips to Mount Everest. The lone adventurer has survived encounters with wolves and falling down a ridge ... will protect ourselves,' says Zhong, who recently ended a three-month stint in Xinjiang, where in 24 days he conquered China's Taklimakan, or desert of death, and Lop Nor Lake. 'There ...

  7. first person

    Posted Jul 01st 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... go through intense emotions but it is all compressed into seven to 10 days. In life it is continuous. There is no finish line. In 2002 and last year, I ran across the Sahara Desert and the Gobi Desert for the Hong Kong Cancer Fund and raised $200,000. Now I want to do the same for the SPCA. My worst experience was in 2001 when I competed in the Eco-challenge in New Zealand. One ...

  8. Mountain high

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Brandon Zatt

    ... Thousands of fans have flocked to a remote corner of the Gobi Desert for the mainland's biggest ever rock festival, writes Brandon Zatt STORM CLOUDS cloaked the Helan Mountains ... Chinese drums, light rain began to fall and the crowd roared. Here in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, in northwest China's Gobi Desert, musicians and fans gathered from the four corners ...

  9. Great leap backward by tai-tai generation

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... long, but found that for the first time she had time for herself. She was able to make a trip through the Gobi Desert and, after a long spell of travelling, came across an oasis. 'It was only then I realised what an oasis was. If you have not gone through a desert, you would never appreciate an oasis.' Looking back, Xu, who now has a maid and a driver, regrets that she did ...

  10. Click go the shearers, deserting in droves

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney They epitomise the machismo and romance of the Outback, but Australia's sheep shearers are deserting the job in droves, plunging the wool industry into crisis. Low wages, poor working conditions and the lure of better paid professions have led to a dramatic exodus, with the number of shearers dropping from 30,000 in the 1980s to less than 7,000. ...




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