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ALL RUNNERS ARE GREY AT NIGHT
11 april - Stage 4 day 2
Last night, hundreds of competitors strode across the desert to join the finish line of the Long Stage of the 34th MARATHON DES SABLES. Long before them, Rachid EL MORABITY (Morocco) and Ragna DEBATS (Netherlands) almost secured their final victory by winning this 76.3-km stage. CIMBALY_MDS2019@VCAMPAGNIE-HD-210.jpg...
NO RESPITE FOR THE SANDY COVERED
10 april - Stage 4 day 1
The long stage of the 34th MARATHON DES SABLES has "only" 76.3 km, but the difficult terrain, 20 km of sand, and especially a storm that got up in the late afternoon made the day extreme. Little dunes, dunes, sandy wadis, jebels (sand mountains): that's obviously what the 768 competitors still in the...
LIKE A GRAIN OF SAND IN THE PACK
09 april - Stage 3
The third stage of the 34th MARATHON DES SABLES surprised the pack with its succession of difficulties and the scorching heat along the race course. The backpack's weight and the feet wounds only made matters worse: the MDS is definitely not a walk in the park. The difficulty of the MARATHON DES SABLES sometimes...
THE HIDDEN FACE OF THE DUNE
April 8th : stage 2
A second 32-km stage, of which 13 km in a field of 100-m high dunes: such was today's challenge for the 781 survivors of this 34th MARATHON DES SABLES. No piece of cake for anyone: even the elite runner didn't come out unscathed. CIMBALY_MDS2019@JOSUEFPHOTO_DSC2744.jpg THE STAGE OF THE DAY: STAGE 2 Distance...
THE MARATHON DES SABLES IS HARDER IN REALITY THAN ON PAPER
April 7th - Stage 1
The top favourite runners Rachid EL MORABITY (MAR) and Ragna DEBATS (NED) reigned over this first stage of the 34th MARATHON DES SABLES. Behind them, the average competitors struggled with the scorching heat to make it to the finish line. Among them, the 44 members of the Terres d'Aventure team stuck together...
THE MARATHON DES SABLES FAMILY MEETS IN MOROCCO
April 5th - arrival day
The competitors of the 34th edition of MARATHON DES SABLES are gathering today on Moroccan soil. Under the benevolent gaze of Patrick BAUER, creator of the event and still at the helm today, the MDS family is once again preparing to marry the desert. CIMBALY_MDS2019@JOSUEFPHOTO_DSC7948.jpg Faithful to his post,...
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