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How long does the MARATHON DES SABLES take?

How long does the MARATHON DES SABLES take?

six days
Physically, it is six days’ running over 250 kms (156 miles) across endless sand dunes, rocky jebels and white-hot salt plains, carrying what you need to survive on your back. Mentally, it is the ultimate challenge – an experience like no other in the world.

Where is the MARATHON DES SABLES run?

southern Morocco
The 35th MARATHON DES SABLES is organized by ATLANTIDE ORGANISATION Internationale and will take place from 01 to 11 October 2021 in southern Morocco. This 35th annual event will take place under the aegis of the MOROCCAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM and will bring together around 1 200 French and foreign participants.

Has anyone survived the Sahara Desert?

A marathon runner who faced a “long, agonising death” when he found himself lost in the desert was forced to drink urine and bat blood to survive. Determined Mauro Prosperi, was 39 years old when he took part in the 1994 Marathon des Sables – a gruelling six-day, 155-mile race through the Sahara.

How much body water did Mauro Prosperi lose?

At a hospital in Tindouf, Mauritanian, Western Saharan and Moroccan borders, doctors’ told Prosperi that he had lost 16kg during his ordeal, and weighed only 45kg. For months, his body would only allow him to eat liquids, and he did not fully recover for a further two years.

What is the longest ultra marathon?

The Self-Transcendence 3100 mile race is the world’s longest certified footrace. This multi-day race, which last several weeks, is hosted by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team and takes place in Queens, New York in the United States from June–August every year. The course is 3,100 miles (4,989 km) long.

How much does it cost to do Marathon des Sables?

The confirmed entry price is announced the summer before each race, but in 2021 it was £4,475 per person.

How do I prepare for Marathon des Sables?

Physical preparation for the MARATHON DES SABLES, long distance free style race, should start at least six months before the event. Each participant should adapt his/her training program to his or her goal: finish among the first or simply finish the race.

Why did Prosperi stop running?

Prosperi’s disappearance occurred four days into the week long race, as he continued to run through an unexpected eight hour sandstorm, determined to maintain his position of seventh place, and causing him to veer over 300 kilometers off course. …

Can you get lost in the Sahara?

Yes, we’re lost in the Sahara Desert.

Where does the Marathon des Sables take place?

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. This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara Desert.

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.

Is the Marathon des Sables on hold for 2021?

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 MDS: Registration for the 2021 Marathon Des Sables is on hold until the Head Office receives updates from those who were registered for the April dates.

Who is the official representative of the Marathon des Sables?

Dreamchasers is the official representative of the Marathon Des Sables for individuals who reside in the USA. If you are not a resident of one of the USA, please contact the race organizers via their website: OFFICIAL MDS SITE. There are no ‘qualifying’ requirements to enter the Marathon Des Sables.