Über uns

Wir sind ein hoch professionelles Organisationsteam das selbst schon in zahlreichen Extrem-Läufen seit mehr als 20 Jahren gestartet ist. Zudem haben wir die Erfahrung bei der Organisation unterschiedlichster Veranstaltungen.

Mit der Erfahrung, die wir bei verschiedenen Veranstaltungen auf der ganzen Welt gesammelt haben, sind wir sicher, Euch eine gut organisierte Veranstaltung anzubieten und Euch bestmöglich zu betreuen.

Unser mehrsprachiges Team wird von hoch motivierten Volunteers begleitet, ebenso werden wir von einer lokalen Organisation unterstützt, die Experten bei der Organisation von Veranstaltungen in abgelegenen Gegenden sind.

Unser hoch anerkanntes medizinisches Team wird Euch in allen medizinischen Belangen und Behandlungen während des Laufes unterstützen.

Stefan Betzelt, Gründer und General Manager von GlobalLimits

Stefan, geboren und lebend in Wiesbaden/Germany, hat GlobalLimits 2012 gegründet. Er hat seine Erfahrung als Teilnehmer in zahlreichen Ultraläufen wie Marathon des Sables, Les Foulees de la Soie, Himalayan 100Mile Stage Race, Racing the Planet Namibia and Desert Oman Raid gesammelt. Ebenso hat er an mehr als 20 Stadtmarathons teilgenommen und den Kilimanjaro und den Mount Aconcagua erfolgreich bestiegen.

Bei seinen Reisen durch mehr als 92 Ländern hat er viel über verschiedene Kulturen und Menschen gelernt. Diese Erfahrung nutzt er nun, um ausgefallene Strecken für die Läufe von GlobalLimits zu finden.

Stefan arbeitete früher als Managing Director bei einigen international führenden Banken bevor er 2004 sich als Finanz- und Personalberater selbständig gemacht hat.

Mario Machado, Lisbon/Portugal - Course Director

Mario, a physical Education teacher and international athletic coach, is the technical director of the Lisbon Half Marathon (30.000+ runners), the Portugal Half Marathon, the Lisbon Marathon and the organizer, technical director and controller of the race of various other high profile road races in Portugal and international trail races.

Since 2009 he is also the "Controller of the race" of the Marathon des Sables in Morrocco.

Mario is the publisher and director of "Spiridon-Portugal" running magazin since 1978.

He is also a very experienced runner himself. He just finished his 100th Marathon/Ultra at GlobalLimits Cambodia 2017.

Mario already served as a volunteer for the inaugural race in Albania in 2017 and in Cambodia 2018 as well as being the course director in Albania 2018 and 2019 and Sao Tome 2020.

Ryan Paterson, Denver/USA - Medical Director

Dr. Ryan Paterson attended the University of Vermont School of Medicine and completed his Emergency Medicine Residency and Fellowship in Wilderness/Altitude/Expedition Medicine at Denver Health Medical Center/University of Colorado. He also holds advanced certifications in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) and in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). He is a practicing Emergency Physician for Kaiser Permanente at St Joseph’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Paterson serves as co-course director for the Wilderness Medical Society and Universities of Colorado and Utah’s Diploma in Mountain Medicine Course (DiMM). He is the current United States delegate to the International Society of Mountain Medicine (ISMM). Currently, Dr. Paterson is working, in partnership with CU South Denver to develop a Wilderness Medicine for Kids program utilizing an original curriculum. He also serves as medical director for No Barriers and another non-profit (Kolkata City Mission) working to establish sustainable development solutions in education, health, women’s empowerment, micro-enterprise and public-health for informal communities in and around Kolkata, India.

Ryan already was our medical director in Cambodia 2016, Bhutan 2017, 2018, 2019, Albania 2018, 2019 and Sao Tome 2020.

Mafalda Iria, Portugal/Sao Tomé - Volunteer

Amy Paterson, Denver/USA - Volunteer

Amy is the mother of two active girls, married to Ryan Paterson, GlobalLimits' medical director. She works as an Elementary School Teacher. In addition, she volunteer coaches soccer and lacrosse for young girls in Denver. She has supported and volunteered for numerous running, cycling, and triathlons races.

 She was an All-American lacrosse player in high school and college and loves working as a team. She is truly inspired by athletes competing in ultra-marathons and is excited to volunteer. Amy loves to travel, be outdoors and is always up for an adventure.

Amy already served as a volunteer at GlobalLimits Albania 2018.

Martin Nobbs, Great Britain - Volunteer

Mayra Johnson/Brazil - Volunteer

Born and raised in Brazil, living in Asia for the past 17 years, currently in Mumbai (India). Professional background in the Airline Industry and Finance. Currently working in the Fitness Industry as a Pilates Instructor and as an active volunteer at an orphanage for girls in India.

Found the love for running 5 years ago, specifically for the multi stage races. Completed a few full and half marathons and the following a couple of Ultras including GlobalLimits races in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Bhutan and Sao Tomé. Mayra is also a winner of the prestigious "GlobalLimits Heritage Site Runner" series award.

Mayra already served as a volunteer at GlobalLimits Albania 2019.

Tiziano Pisoni/Mucumbli Explore, São Tomé - Logistics & Infrastructure