Marathon des Sables was gruelling! I faced many challenges while running the Sands, but just took it one day at a time. Running an ultra marathon every day was not an easy feat, but doing it for a greater cause proves to be very motivating!
What does it take to train for something like this? Here is a bit of a photo essay giving you a glimpse into how much preparation went into training for MdS – I trained for over a year in all kinds of weather conditions… We faced so many challenges!
Today marks 100km. So far, so good, but my feet are taking a beating – blisters! I ran through dunes and over the jebel covered in sand. Tomorrow is the big distance day: 86km in one go! Not easy. I really hope this inspires people to sponsor me and donate.
The first MdS race day spanned a distance of 30.3km through amazing scenery: dunes, rocky hills, big spaces and a big blue sky. I took it easy today and finished in just over 6 hours – a respectable placing!
The big day has finally arrived! After a year of training and preparation, I am in Morocco and starting my Marathon des Sables race today. Let me run a kilometer for you in support of the great charities BARAKA endorses!
As a runner, I sometimes forget how important it is for me to look after my feet. After the marathon run at Mt Kilimanjaro, my feet were so blistered up!
Great training run. Testing equipment, shoes, suit, food water. Accompanied by two amazing Tanzanian athletes.
I’ve done training runs now in over a dozen countries: New Zealand, Australia, France, Canada, Philippines, Panama, Colombia, Switzerland, Kenya…