Chi siamo

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.

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