Marathon des Sables: Desert ultramarathon

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

    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. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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