. Today was really tough; tomorrow we face 38K.Find out the story behind Alison's MdS attempt in her first blog entry.
At just 17.5K, the final stage of the 26th Marathon des Sables was the shortest by far but still proved to be challenging. It was another hot day - although once the temperature rises above 40C it's hard to differentiate between simply hot and blisteringly boiling. In a departure...
of them.My running historyLike many runners, I didn't discover running until my late twenties when I became senior writer at Runner's World in 2004. Since then I've completed 16 marathons, from Beirut to Bhutan, Nice to New Orleans, and have run the London
Stage 5: 42KToday was the marathon stage of the race. I managed to run the first half - I'd become bored with walking and wanted to test myself, but at the second checkpoint, at the 24K-mark, and with the temperature hovering around 50C, I took a break and never really got going ...
You've followed Triathlete's World Editor Alison's Marathon des Sables blog over the last week, and now she's back with some stunning pictures which show off the dramatic backdrop to this epic week-long desert race (and her bandaged feet...).
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