団体概要

グローバルリミッツは2012年よりカンボジア、ブータン、スリランカ、サントメ、アルバニアでマルチステージレースを開催してまいりました。現地の文化とランニングの融合が私たちのゴールであり、歴史的に見応えがある場所を開催地に選び、現地の民家に泊ますというローカルな体験もご用意しています。

ボランティアや現地のパートナーを含む私たちのチームは、数々のマルチステージレースを開催してきた熟練のランナーであり、イベントオーガナイザーでもあります。

専属のプロ・メディカルチームは過酷な環境下での対処に特化し、レース期間中のための高水準の緊急医薬品も常備しています。

開催地への影響を最小限に抑え、仲間意識を最大限に高めるためランナーを50人という少人数に限定しています。グローバルリミッツのレースはランナーに代わってスタッフが衣服や食料品などを最大10kgまで次のキャンプに運搬する完全サポート制のため、荷物は背負わずにベスト一枚でレースに専念することができます。

組織 第2回 - GlobalLimits サントメ - 赤道クロシングラン

Stefan Betzelt/Germany - Founder and CEO of GlobalLimits

Stefan was born and lives in Wiesbaden/Germany. He founded GlobalLimits in 2012. Stefan has a wealth of extreme racing experience, having participated in many of the most gruelling ultra races around the world . He also participated in about 20 city-marathons (PB 2:46) and successsfully climbed the Kilimanjaro and the Mount Aconcagua.

Stefan has visited more than 101 countries and learnt a great deal about different cultures and people. He now makes use of this experience to select outstanding and unique locations for the GlobalLimits races.

Stefan has worked as a managing director for some of the leading global financial institutions before he retired in 2006 to become a self employed financial and personnel consultant but now is full time focused on GlobalLimits.

Stefan is also a member of the Curatoship of the Institute of Sports Medicine in Frankfurt/Germany.

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, 2021, 2022 and 2023

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, 2023 Albania 2018, 2019, 2020 and Sao Tome 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Christopher Davis, Louisville/USA - Race Doctor

Chris grew up tramping through the White Mountains in New England where he first cut his teeth working as a wilderness EMT.  He attended medical school in Colorado, and then completed his specialty training in Emergency Medicine in Denver.  After residency, Dr. Davis completed a fellowship in Wilderness Medicine where he also earned a Diploma in Tropical Medicine.  Most recently Chris and his family returned from a living abroad in New Zealand. 

Harri Washington, Great Britain - Volunteer

Harri is originally from the UK and has lived and worked in Madagascar, Gabon, and Cambodia and now in Gabun.

Working in wildlife conservation means that she has had the privilege to see some beautiful parts of the world, which she explores through another passion, running. She has been living in Cambodia for ten months now, where she enjoys running cross-country out in the remote province of Mondulkiri, as well as joining group runs in Phnom Penh and the surrounding area. She enters organised races in every place she lives. Harri is a multiple podium winner in GlobaLimits races.

She is looking forward to being inspired to take her running to the next level by experiencing firsthand the challenges and rewards of a GlobalLimits race.

Harri already served as a volunteer at GlobalLimits Cambodia 2016 + 2017, Bhutan 2017 and the inaugural race in Albania.

Sarah Siebert, Berlin/Germany - Volunteer

Sarah lives in Berlin and currently works in the solar energy sector. Being born into a very active family heavily influenced her and has led to her embracing an active lifestyle as well. After playing volleyball in Germany and the USA, Sarah is now including a mix of running, spinning, strength training, yoga, and pilates into her daily routine. On occasion, she can be found walking the Camino de Santiago or hiking through the Albanian alps.

For the past 15 years, Sarah has supported and volunteered for numerous races and is excited to join the GlobalLimits team for the first time in São Tomé. Sarah enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures, and is always up for a good conversation. 

Amaro Mendes, Sao Tomé & Principe - Volunteer

Amaro is a guide and teacher in Sao Tomé. He already served as a volunteer in Sao Tomé in 2023.

Eliúde Martinho, Sao Tomé - Volunteer

Eliúde is studying civil and environmental engineering in the USA and spend her summer holiday at home in Sao Tomé to join the GlobalLimits crew as a volunteer.

 

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