And done! Marathon Des Sables is in the books

I will write more later but for now, just a quick post to say that after two years of preparation and cancellation, I managed to successfully finish the 2022 version of Marathon des Sables, a 250km 7 day stage race across the Sahara Desert.

Was one of the toughest and most amazing experiences of my life and I am still trying to process it all. Once things have settled a little I will update more about the adventure (the MdS is most definitely an adventure rather than a simple race), but for now, a couple of pics to try and capture a little bit of the atmosphere of the “Toughest Foot Race on Earth”

Camel in the MdS camp
The Sag Wagon at the MdS was provided by two camels following behind at a discreet distance
Start of first day Marathon des Sable 2022
So clean and pristine – at the start of the first day of MdS
Recovering in the tent after a hard days running
Final day Mds
My fantastic team of Tent 53, dressed in the Charity T-shirts at the end of the final stage. We did it!
Medal and finishers Tshirt Marathon des Sables
Proof I actually did what once seemed impossible.

More pics and a bit of a write up to follow shortly!


9 thoughts on “And done! Marathon Des Sables is in the books

  1. Richard, That is an absolutely amazing achievement. Not just the race itself, but the 2 years of training and preparations and setbacks. Well done! I am truly inspired and look forward to reading your long form report. Have a good rest.

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