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All the stars of the TV

etape1 e sampers mds2015 copy-0837 800x600Each day, at around 17:00pm, a mini television studio is set up at the heart of the bivouac. The competitors are invited to go and leave messages, which can then be consulted on the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES website. There is a different theme every evening. After grouping together all the thirty-year olds after the first leg, on Monday night all the participants still capable of dancing will be able to put on a show. The rest of the week doubtless has a whole host of other fine surprises in store too.

An explorer in the race

The famous British explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, is participating in this year’s 30th edition of the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES at the age of 71. After having been the first man to make the north and south poles via land, the first to cross the Antarctic solely by foot and the oldest Briton to climb Everest at 65, the explorer with his haul of multiple records now hopes to become the oldest Briton to sign up for the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES 2015. He has been coached and supported in this journey by ultra trail runner Rory Coleman, who has already participated in the Marathon des Sables 11 times. He will also benefit from this latest challenge to raise funds for the Marie Curie association and the battle against terminal illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and the cancer that took his wife some ten years ago.