About Us

We are a highly professional organizing team and have been running in extreme races ourselves for more then 20 years. Moreover, we have a proven track-record in organizing several events.

The experience that we have gained around the world by participating in, and organizing such races, enables us to stage a well prepared event and cater to our competitors' every possible need.

Our professional multi-lingual team will be accompanied by very motivated and experienced volunteers as well as a local team of experts in organizing outdoor events in remote areas.

Our higly regarded medical team will provide you with all medical treatments that you might need required during the race week.

Stefan Betzelt / Founder and General Manager 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, such as Marathon des Sables, Les Foulees de la Soie, Himalayan 100Mile Stage Race, Racing the Planet Namibia and Desert Oman Raid. He also participated in about 20 city-marathons (2:46) and successsfully climbed the Kilimanjaro and the Mount Aconcagua.

Stefan has visited more than 85 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 2004 to become a self employed financial and personnel consultant.

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

Nathan Montague/Great Britain - Course Director

Nathan is a father of two beautiful girls, Teacher, Coach and aspiring International athlete. Having competed for his country on multiple occasions in Ultra distance he is continually pushing the boundaries of his own perceived limitations and relish the challenge of this unique sport which tests our resolve every time we dare take the start line. Having competing in some amazing places around the world he is aiming to push himself in international competition on both the trails, mountains and the roads including 24hour racing and the Multi-day stage races. He has competed and achieved success across the UK with numerous course records and wins in national competitions on the trails and roads in ultras in addition to races international, including the Mt Goaligong Ultra in China, KAEM in South Africa and GlobalLimits own Wild Elephant Trail in Sri Lanka. He relishs competing for his country and his short term targets include making the national team in 24 hour racing and the Ultra Gobi 400km in September 2017 + 2018.

Nathan is also the training advisor for GlobalLimits.

Nathan already served as a course marker in the inaugural race Albania 2017 and 2018.

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 served as a race medical director at GlobalLimits Cambodia 2016 and Bhutan 2017 and 2018.

Geert Meese, Tielt/Belgium - Volunteer

Geert is a Belgian medic who decided to work a little bit less and spending  more time doing his passions: multi stage racing ( 100 km del Sahara, Marathon des Sables , Grand to Grand ….) , marathon racing , or volunteering in multi stage races ( Spain, Portugal, Oman …). a passion he sheares with his wife.
If not working or racing , his time is spend abroad with a high preference for unbeaten tracks in Asia or South America.  Always enthusiastic  to help participants to make their dreams come true.

Geert already served as a volunteer for GlobalLimits in Cambodia 2015 + 2016, Bhutan 2016 + 2017 + 2018 and in  Albania 2017 + 2018.

Teresa Lam, Hongkong/Germany - Volunteer

Teresa is from Hong Kong and now based in Germany.  She counts her first ultramarathon experience back in 2008.  Since then she has been a runner in 9 GlobalLimits races including Albania, Bhutan, and Cambodia and finished 4 times on the podium.

She hopes everyone enjoys long distance running as much as she does!

Teresa already served as a volunteer in Bhutan 2018.

Neus Collado, Blanes/Spain - Volunteer

Neus is Spanish. She has traveled to more than 70 countries, and has participated as a volunteer in several ultra trails and stage races around the world, as she accompanies her husband runner in all the adventures that are proposed.
She has been in the Amazon of Brazil, in the Peruvian jungle, in the Himalayan mountain range, in the Arctic, among many others. He also organized the Costa Brava Xtrem Running for 5 years, a stage race involving up to 400 runners every year from more than 45 diferent nationalities.

Chemistry by profession, passionate about paddle surf and an amateur athlete, always ready to help and enjoy the adventure of ultra trails. After her experience as a volunteer in this type of racing, she admires the spirit of overcoming of the runners.

Neus already served as a volunteer at GlobalLimits Cambodia 2017 and Albania 2018.

Kinzang Wangdi, Thimphu/Bhutan - Volunteer

Kinzang recently has done his guiding training under the Bhutanese Tourism Management.

As the running route is on partly on his daily hikking routes, Kinzang knows the terrain and course perfectly.

He already served as a  volunteer  in GlobalLimits Bhutan 2015, 2016 + 2017 + 2018.

Tashi Gyelthen, Thimphu, Bhutan - Logistics and Infrastructure

Tashi is our local co-operation partner, joined the tourism and hospitality industry in 1998 after he completed his studies.

From 1998 to 2000 he had been working as a trekking and culture guide, from 2001 to 2003 he leaded a group from around the world specialized in trekking and hiking. In 2004 he has worked for Aman Resort, an international hotel and tourism company.

In 2005 he founded his own company, Bhutan Men-Lha Adventures.

He personally completed all the trekking routes in the Kingdom of Bhutan, from low altitude trekking to the highest altitude trekking.

He have also been around the world for almost 27 countries and learnt different cultures and traditions and can understand travelers needs while traveling in Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and India.

He participated in FITUR Travel Fair in Central Madrid (Spain), in ITB, Berlin, ITB, Singapore, WTM, Central London, IITM Mumbai (India), SATTE Fair in Delhi (India), 50PLus Expo in Singapore, ITE in HongKong