Siamo un team organizzativo professionale che da oltre 20 anni partecipa alle corse estreme.
Con l’esperienza, acquistata con l’organizzazione di diversi eventi in tutto il mondo, siamo sicuri di poterVi offrire un servizio ben organizzato e di assistervi nei miglior dei modi.
Il nostro Team poliglotto è accompagnato da volontari molto motivati, ed è assistito da un’organizzazione locale specializzata soprattutto nell’organizzare eventi in zone remote.
Il nostro Team di esperti in medici qualificati al più alto livello Vi assisterà in ogni cura medica durante la corsa.
Stefan Betzelt, fondatore e General Manager di GlobalLimits
Stefan è nato e risiede a Wiesbaden / Germania, ha fondato GlobalLimits nel 2012. Ha acquistato la sua esperienza con la partecipazione in molte gare ultra come le Marathon des Sables, Les Foulees de la Soie China, Himalayan 100Mile Stage Race, Racing the Planet Namibia e Oman Desert Raid . Ha anche partecipato a più di 20 maratone in città e scalato il Monte Kilimanjaro e il Monte Aconcagua con successo.
Durante i suoi viaggi, in oltre 92 paesi, ha imparato molte cose di culture e popoli diversi. Ora usa la sua esperienza per organizzare le corse di GlobalLimits.
Stefan, prima di mettersi in proprio, nel 2004, come consulente nel settore finanziario e del personale, lavorava come Managing Director in una banca leader a livello internazionale.
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