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Marathon des Sables: Desert ultramarathon

Over one thousand runners take part in the 251km grueling endurance challenge over six days in the Sahara desert.

Last updated: 07 Apr 2014 15:45
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The Marathon des Sables is known as the toughest footrace on Earth and is the equivalent of six marathons.

The race is a gruelling multi-stage adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Sahara desert.

The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive and is much a test of the mind as it is the body.

Andy Richardson reports from Morocco. 

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