Fifteen Questions on MDS Multi-Day racing and in particular, the Marathon des Sables provides a very unique and difficult challenge for those who toe the line in Morocco. It’s easy to get bogged down with too much advice on equipment, training and what is the best plan of action for a 6-day adventure in the […]
Marco Olmo is a legend in so many ways but he is held in particular reverence by the Marathon Des Sables community. He has run the race, the toughest footrace on earth, six marathons in six days across the Sahara desert over twenty times. He continues, in his late sixties to maintain an elite pace and to finish at the forefront of the rankings.
I Run 4 Hope take SECOND PLACE in the team competition for Marathon des Sables 2016!
Our team of runners: Carlos Sa, Jason Schlarb, Ricardo Hernandez, Marco Olmo and Harvey Lewis have taken second place in the 31st edition of the Marathon des Sables, the toughest footrace on earth.
The long stage in the Marathon Des Sables is a true test of determination and skill. 84.3 km over rocks, steep hills, the inevitable dunes and river valleys. The courses organizers make sure that they lead the race over some of the most challenging terrain that the Sahara desert has to offer – and that is pretty challenging!
Team I Run 4 Hope successfully completed Stage 3 of Marathon des Sables and is currently running stage 4. More updates to follow but in the meantime, check out photos of our guys as they run “the toughest footrace on Earth”. Photos by the fantastic Dino Bonelli, photographer of Run the World, who is currently at the race!