Marathon des Sables
Marathon des Sables
Marathon des Sables
Marathon des Sables
Marathon des Sables
Marathon des Sables

Marathon des Sables

The Marathon des Sables, or 'Marathon of the Sands', is a 6-day ultra marathon (250 km) through the Moroccan area of the Sahara desert. Some 1000 runners from all around the world – 86% of them men and 14% women – take part in the event. The race is always held in April, and the temperature variations are huge, from 0ºC to +50ºC.