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CHAPTER III: THE KINGDOM OF SAND
The route of the 42nd edition of the Dakar, which will start in Jeddah on 5 January 2020 and conclude 12 stages later in Qiddiyah near the Saudi capital of Riyadh, was announced this morning at the Arab World Institute in Paris. With an overall distance close to 7,900km, the competitors will battle over 5,000km of special stages. In addition to discovering the Saudi Arabian dunes,...
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AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE EVENT
A route drawn up in collaboration with the local authorities of each country. Selective sorting and waste treatment programme in cooperation with local authorities. 100 tonnes of waste collected and recycled from the bivouacs,
58 of which are from the “Punto Verde”. Guided tours of the bivouacs organised in collaboration with local authorities, aimed at local people and children from underprivileged backgrounds.
SAFETY: AN OBSESSION
The safety of competitors, spectators and other accredited persons is the organisation’s primary concern. Just like with any other major extreme sporting adventure, the Dakar is not without risk. The organisation makes every effort to limit to these risks as much as possible.
Every year the safety procedures are revised and optimised.
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