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marathon des sables

Postby wayno » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 12:37 pm

http://www.marathondessables.com/en/stage-1.html

few aussies and nzers in this one in Morocco...
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Re: marathon des sables

Postby Hallu » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 12:46 pm

Yeah it's mostly North-African and French athletes doing this one. 240 km in 6 days, carrying your own food. I don't know any race tougher than this one. An ironman is a piece of cake compared to this.
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Re: marathon des sables

Postby wayno » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 1:02 pm

well its up there, some argue the barkley is tougher, its actually a rogaine, , only 13 runners have every completed the 100 mile course inside the 60 hour cutoff. approaching 20,000m of climbing....
http://www.mattmahoney.net/barkley/
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Re: marathon des sables

Postby Hallu » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 1:20 pm

lol when you have only 13 runners in 35 years running below the cutoff, maybe it's time to modify it...
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Re: marathon des sables

Postby wayno » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 1:22 pm

aparently thats the way the organiser likes it... he tells people if they want to have a good chance to finish, go and run another ultra....
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Re: marathon des sables

Postby wayno » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 1:43 pm

new york times article on the barkley

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/sport ... =all&_r=1&

marathon de sables probably needs little introduction
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