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32nd MdS – As If You Were There

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THE 32nd MARATHON DES SABLES AS IF YOU WERE THERE

MARATHON DES SABLES WEB SERIES
For the first time, MARATHON DES SABLES is launching a web series: 66 episodes broadcast over 11 days to follow the challenge experienced by 8 competitors (including two pairs) from very different backgrounds. What are their regular lives like, what motivates them, what are they hoping to find on MDS, what will their experience be, and what will they bring back home? Better than Survivor and The Island rolled into one, the MDS web series will keep you in suspense from start to finish of MDS… and even afterwards, with a final episode broadcast at the end of May to look back over the event.

THE PICK OF 32ND MARATHON DES SABLES
In two days, 1,200 competitors will be setting off on the 32nd MARATHON DES SABLES. Who will be the champions? Time to look into that crystal ball…  
 
Our women’s top ten:
Aziza RAJI (D0023-MAR)
Emilie LECOMTE (D0229-FRA)
Nathalie MAUCLAIR (D0247-FRA)
Mélanie ROUSSET (D0278-FRA)
Fernanda MACIEL (D0388-BRA)
Ester PEREIRA DOS SANTOS ALVES (D0422-PRT)
Nahila HERNANDEZ SAN JUAN (D0428-MEX)
Elisabet BARNES (D0663-SWE)
Amy COSTA (D1237-USA)
Kerri KANUGA (D1249-CYM)
 
A few impressions before the start:
Fernanda MACIEL: “I’m very excited and looking forward to the race. I know I’m going to enjoy myself, I love the idea of sleeping in the desert.”
Amy COSTA: “I feel good and I’ve got used to running with my backpack full of all the equipment I’ll need during the race.”
Kerri KANUGA: “I’m preparing myself mentally for doing without coffee during the event. It might seem odd to some people, but coffee is one of my weaknesses and it helps me kick off the day!”
 
Our men’s top ten:
Rachid EL MORABITY (D0001-MAR)
Samir AKHDAR (D0002-MAR)
Aziz EL AKAD (D0003-MAR)
Abdelkader EL MOUAZIZ (D0004-MAR)
Mustapha AIT AMAR (D0031-MAR)
Mohamed EL MORABITY (D0032-MAR)
Andrew SYMONDS (D0296-GBR)
Remigio HUAMAN QUISPE (D0360-PER)
Miquel CAPO SOLER (D0370-ESP)
Nathan MONTAGUE (D0905-GBR)
 
A few impressions before the start:
Abdelkader EL MOUAZIZ: “As usual, the Maroc TGCC Team is preparing to give a show.”
Andrew SYMONDS: “I’m really looking forward to this race – it’s going to be totally different from everything I’ve done so far!”
Nathan MONTAGUE: “I have some personal objectives: my own bronze, silver and gold medals. The bronze would be to finish the race, the silver to be the first Brit, and the gold, to do better than any British person has ever done on this race.”
 
RUNNING FOR A CAUSE
MARATHON DES SABLES competitors have a heart, which is clear from the number of participants running for a cause or charity. Ranging from children’s rights, research into disease, combating illiteracy, or helping under-developed countries, the causes are many but the intention is the same. We warmly congratulate all of those hearts of gold, which we make a point of highlighting year after year.
Read about some of the “charity runners” taking part in the 32nd MDS on our website.  
http://www.marathondessables.com/fr/tags/courirsolidaire

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