Ray Zahab

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Results:
– Gobi March Team 2006: 1st
– Sahara Race 2005: 1st
– Libyan Challenge 2006: 1st
– BadWater Ultra: DNF
– Marathon des Sables 2005: 24th
– Trans333 2004: 3rd
– Jungle Marathon Solo 2004: 8th
– Jungle Marathon Team 2004: 1st
– Marathon des Sables 2004: 47th
– Yukon Arctic Ultra 2004: 1st

Honours:
– Awarded the Meritorious Service Cross in 2015

References:
– Sean Silcoff (July 30, 2013): Ray Zahab’s incredible 2,300-kilometer journey across the Gobi Desert in The Globe and Mail
– Chris Welner (January 1, 2016): Ray Zahab in IMPACT Magazine
– Adam Dewar (March 1, 2013): Ten of the best running documentaries in the Guardian
– Ray Zahab – ideacity
– Ray Zahab’s books: “Running for my life: on the extreme road with adventure runner Ray Zahab” and “Running to extremes: Ray Zahab’s amazing ultramarathon journey”

Documentaries:
– Starred in the 2007 documentary film “Running the Sahara” narrated and produced by Matt Damon
– Documentary follows a 111-day journey across the Sahara Desert
– Directed by Oscar-winner James Moll
– Featured running adventures in the South Pole, Siberia, and the Atacama Desert in Chile
– Crossed the Sahara with Charlie Engle and Kevin Lin

Books:
– Author of “Running for my life: on the extreme road with adventure runner Ray Zahab”
– Co-author with Steve Pitt of “Running to extremes: Ray Zahab’s amazing ultramarathon journey”
– Co-author with Eric Walters of “Just Deserts”
– Book ISBNs: 978-1-897178-44-7 and 978-0143179672

Ray Zahab (Wikipedia)

Raymond Zahab, MSC (born in 1969) is a Canadian long-distance runner and public speaker. He has run in long-distance running adventures in several countries, including the South Pole, Siberia, and the Atacama Desert in Chile. He crossed the Sahara with Charlie Engle, (USA) and Kevin Lin (Taiwan).

Raymond Zahab
Zahab speaking at TED in 2009.
Photograph by Bill Holsinger-Robinson.
Born1968 or 1969 (age 54–55)
NationalityCanadian
Known forlong-distance runner, public speaker

Zahab starred in the 2007 documentary film "Running the Sahara" narrated and produced by Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winner James Moll, which follows three men as they run across the Sahara Desert, a journey of 111 days and more than 4,300 miles of challenging terrain.

Zahab is also the author of the autobiography Running for My Life: On the Extreme Road with Adventure Runner Ray Zahab (ISBN 978-1-897178-44-7), and co-author with Steve Pitt of Running to Extremes: Ray Zahab's Amazing Ultra marathon Journey

(ISBN 978-0143179672). and co author with Eric Walters of Just Deserts.

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