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Zahab speaking at TED in 2009.
Photograph by Bill Holsinger-Robinson.
|Born||1968/1969 (age 48–49)|
|Known for||long-distance runner, public speaker|
Zahab starred in the 2007 documentary film "Running the Sahara" narrated and produced by Matt Damon and directed by Oscar-winner James Moll, which follows three men as they run across the Sahara Desert, a journey of 111 days and more than 4,300 miles of challenging terrain.
Zahab is also the author of the autobiography Running for My Life: On the Extreme Road with Adventure Runner Ray Zahab (ISBN 978-1-897178-44-7), and co-author with Steve Pitt of Running to Extremes: Ray Zahab's Amazing Ultramarathon Journey (ISBN 978-0143179672).
- Gobi March Team 2006 — 1st
- Sahara Race 2005 — 1st
- Libyan Challenge 2006 — 1st
- BadWater Ultra — DNF
- Marathon des Sables 2005 — 24th
- Trans333 2004 — 3rd
- Jungle Marathon Solo 2004 — 8th
- Jungle Marathon Team 2004 — 1st
- Marathon des Sables 2004 — 47th
- Yukon Arctic Ultra 2004 — 1st
- Silcoff, Sean (July 30, 2013). "Ray Zahab's incredible 2,300 kilometre journey across the Gobi desert". The Globe and Mail.
Ray Zahab ... 44-year-old athlete from Chelsea, Que.