What is to be gained from running a 400-kilometre nonstop foot race through one of the most inhospitable deserts on the planet? Is there a benefit or just simply insanity?
In this short film, ultra-running journalist Bryon Powell explores the reasons that compel this small group of athletes to place themselves in the middle of the Gobi Desert tracing parts of the historical Silk Road.
“When you go out there in something like a 400km race there’s no chance not to strip away the veneer of what your personality is"
A Production by The African Attachment
Produced by Greg Fell & Dean Leslie
Directed by Andrew King
Cinematography by Andrew King & Dave Fisher
Offline Editor: Matthew James
Online Editor: Deon van Zyl
Assistant Editor: Caroline Brouckaert
Production Assistant: Linda Steynberg
Final Audio Mix: Kalata Soundmasons
Ladybug In My Tea & Brand New Day supplied by Music Box Licensing
When We Left by Salomon Ligthelm
Additional Score: Signpost Sound
Chinese Support Team
Special thanks to Canon South Africa: