12 Jul 2010

Gobi documentary intended by runner

6:51 am on 12 July 2010

A documentary could be made of a gruelling seven-day endurance race through the Gobi desert by Lisa Tamati.

The Taranaki ultradistance runner is just back from northern China, where she placed second in what's regarded as one of the world's toughest races.

One of her first stops was delivering the footage shot from her helmet cam during the race to a documentary producer.

She told Waatea News she had "a couple of dramas" and saw some great scenery - that she thinks will make a good documentary.

Tamati said the death of an American runner of dehydration and heat exhaustion during the sand mountain stage, brought home to competitors the risks of the race.