The Marathon Des Sables. The toughest footrace on earth! In 2005 Mark Brittain undertook the ‘toughest footrace of earth’ advertised as ‘the world of lunatics and masochists’, the Marathon Des Sables. It is easy to see why.
7 Days running 151 miles or 243km across the Moroccan desert in 120 degrees. We find out what it was like, why he did it and what he had to prepare for. Listen to this quietly spoken guy as he explains how his feet coped with the blisters, the sandstorms and the loneliness.
A long interview at 30 minutes but definitely one for anyone considering this ultra adventure.