How long is the MARATHON DES SABLES?

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How long is the MARATHON DES SABLES?

about 250 Km
The MARATHON DES SABLES is a foot race, open to runners and walkers, with several stages, free style, and with food self-sufficiency over a distance of about 250 Km.

Has anyone died doing MARATHON DES SABLES?

Do people die in the Marathon Des Sables? Despite being the hardest race in the world. Highly unlikely. Only 2 people have ever died running the MDS.

What is the toughest foot race on earth?

The Marathon Des Sables
The Marathon Des Sables is six day, 251km (156 miles) ultramarathon across the Sahara Desert considered to be the toughest footrace in the world.

Will MARATHON DES SABLES happen in 2021?

The 35th MARATHON DES SABLES is organized by ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale and will take place from 01 to 11 October 2021 in southern Morocco.

What is the hardest marathon?

Inca Peninsula Marathon
On Erik’s Adventures’ Inca Peninsula Marathon website, they tout this race as “A Marathon in Distance but an Ultra in Effort.” Many would agree that the Inca Peninsula Marathon is the most difficult marathon in the world. Mostly paved in 500-year-old Inca stone, the trail is 4-6 feet wide and is treacherous.

How difficult is the Marathon des Sables?

In a nutshell, MdS isn’t the toughest race around, but it is an absolutely blast. If you don’t mind sand, blisters, pooping in a bag and being VERY HUNGRY.

What was the most important factor in Prosperi’s survival?

During his nine-day disorientation, Prosperi’s resorts to survival included drinking his own urine, killing and eating small desert animals such as lizards and bats for nourishment, and submerging himself in the desert sand during evenings, to shield himself from frigid temperatures.

How hot is the Marathon des Sables?

Temperature: 39.4°C, hygrometry: 18%. 663 runners at start of this stage, 68 retirements.

How much does it cost to enter Marathon des Sables?

MARATHON DES SABLES: OCTOBER 1-11, 2021 Entry is available on-line via the official MDS website: The entry fee of 3,270 Euros is payable via wire transfer directly to the Head Office in France. It is important to know that the entry fee DOES NOT include airfare.

How long is the Marathon des Sables in France?

Marathon des Sables. Marathon des Sables, or MdS, (French for Marathon of the Sands, also known as Sahara Marathon) is a six-day, 251 km (156 mi) ultramarathon, which is approximately the distance of six regular marathons. The longest single stage (2009) is 91 km (57 mi) long.

How old do you have to be to run the Marathon des Sables?

For 10 years, the MARATHON DES SABLES has been mobilizing to have children from 3 to 10 years of age practice sports and to provide literacy classes to women, thanks to its association Solidarité MDS. Discover and support us in our actions! Find all the necessary material to equip yourself and run the MARATHON DES SABLES.

Who was the highest placed Briton in the Marathon des Sables?

James Cracknell, British rower and adventurer, competed in the 2010 race and became the highest placing Briton to ever compete in the race, finishing 12th until fellow Briton Danny Kendall placed 5th in 2014. In 2017 Tom Evans became the first Briton to finish in the first three, finishing third overall.

Why was the 2020 Marathon des Sables cancelled?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the 2020 Marathon des Sables (35ème) was postponed from 3–13 April to 18–28 September, following a warning officially issued by the Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Morocco as stated in the marathon’s official website. It was eventually cancelled.

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