Race around the world
The "Race around the world" announcement ("Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1")

Desmond crashed on the Island during a solo sailing race around the world, sponsored by Charles Widmore's foundation. After refusing Widmore's bribe to stay away from his daughter Penny, Desmond entered the race to prove his worth. When he arrived in L.A. to train for the race, Desmond encountered Libby, who donated her late husband's boat Elizabeth for him to use in the race. ("Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1")  ("Flashes Before Your Eyes")


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Desmond tells Libby about the race. ("Live Together, Die Alone, Part 1")
  • A race webpage exists at
  • The race was organized by The International Open Ocean Racing Association.
  • The race may be a reference to the reality tv show called "The Amazing Race", where competitors raced in teams around the world. [1]
  • The quote on the back of the "Notice of Race" book is an excerpt from a quote about the Whitbread Race of 1973-74, now renamed the Volvo Ocean Race:

There was a mass of spectator craft out in the Solent - that came as a
surprise. We were not expecting so many people and it made it difficult
to steer especially since there was no marshalling to speak of. We almost
ran down a rubber dinghy, but managed somehow to avoid it at the last

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