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 70 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.

Pavel Toropov/Russia - Course Director

Pavel is Russian, but was raised in London, and now lives in Yunnan Province in China. He runs as a semi-pro on the trail running circuit in China and is also a freelance translator working with Chinese, English, Russian and Spanish. In addition, he also works as a guide and consultant for outdoor brands working in China. Pavel has worked on setting several race courses in Asia and is an experienced outdoor person having climbed extensively around the world and crossed South America solo by bicycle. He is a biologist by training, a graduate of Queen Mary and Westfield College of the University of London.

Pavel already served as course director in the inaugural race in Sri Lanka 2015 as well as volunteer in Bhutan 2015 and Cambodia 2015.

Udaya Puswella, Colombo/Sri Lanka - Logistics and Infrastructure

Better known as “Raja” among the tourism & travel fraternity in Sri Lanka, this legendary travel expert has over two decades of tourism experience; from all aspects of tour planning to tour guiding in the spice island.
As a true pioneer, Raja not only co-created the first ever paragliding event in Sri lanka (2005/06) but also co-organized the one and only Tuk Tuk Adventure (Lanka Challenge) around the island (2009/10).
Raja’s approach to travel is unmatchable- he’s all about authenticity offering simple local experiences which highlight the human aspects of travel. For many years he has been passionate about walking & trekking and finally decided to follow his dream.