Considered by many to be the most challenging run on earth, the Marathon des Sables is a truly exhausting feat for all who attempt it. In less than a week, competitors will traverse 156 miles of one of the planets most gruelling environments, over dunes, rocks and scorching salt flats. If that isn't enough, temperatures frequently exceed 50° in the baking sunlight, while competitors must also battle past clouds of sand, hindering visibility and chafing them in all the wrong places. Setting out in the morning, many don't reach the finish line until well into the next day.
How to enter the Marathon des Sables
- Run 250km
Marathon des Sables route
The route and format differs from year to year. After the longest stage, competitors can expect a rest day, but be aware that it may well take you into that day to finish it...The longest stage is typically around 55 miles, with the whole race being around 156 miles.
Marathon des Sables weather forecast
Clear throughout the day.
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