Sand Marathon In Sahara Desert

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The grueling 150- mile (240 km) Sand Marathon ( Marathon de Sables) takes place near Ouarzazate in Morocco. Around 700 dedicated competitors around the world take on the course over 11 long days.
Certainly not for the faint-hearted, this is a race for those with a will of iron and an even stronger constitution. This race includes a full marathon on one day, and a 50 -mile stage, as well as others of varying strength and terrain. Competitors must carry all their equipments on their backs. Only a careful rationed of nine liters of water and open-sided local tents are provided daily by the organizers.
Based on a scenic, craggy dessert outside Ouarzazate, marathon life centers around the camp in which competitors rest after a day’s running. Although it might sound like hell on earth for 99% of the population, the race is without a doubt the most rewarding and intense in the world.

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