The Marathon des Sables is a six day, 254 kilometre race across the parts of the Sahara Desert in Southern Morocco. The race, run since 1986, offers a unique set of challenges. The race demands that participants deal with sand, heat and multiple days running long distances carrying all the food that you will need over the course of the six days. With a minimum calorie intake of 2000 cal. a day, there is further complication between calculating adequate nourishment and backpack weight.
Article by Tim Leeming. Exercise Nutritionist.
Extrovert, introvert, Type A or B or completely socially incompetent. It doesn’t matter to me what kind of character you are, if you want to get the absolute best out of your body you need to run with other people from time to time. The more serious you are about competing in an event – whether that be to set a new personal best, win the race or just finish it – the more important this becomes. For those of you who simply run for pleasure with no end goal in mind, there’s still something in this for you.