Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury - Philanthropic Interests - 4 Deserts Race: Atacama Desert

4 Deserts Race: Atacama Desert

In March 2011, the earl finished his second 4 Desert race in the Atacama Desert of Chile, considered the driest place on earth. The seven day, 250 kilometres (160 mi) race began on 3 March and ended on 10 March. In honor of the completion of this race, Shaftesbury was the recipient of the Spirit Award, presented by 4 Desert and Racing the Planet officials. With completion of this race, he is qualified to participate in the final marathon, The Last Desert, to be held in Antarctica in November 2012.

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