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Mohamad Ahansal (D1-MAR)

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HIS ILLUSTRIOUS BROTHER

The younger brother of the runner with the most victories in the MARATHON DES SABLES, Mohamad Ahansal knows that he has a heavy heritage to bear, but that doesn’t frighten him. Of course with his five crowns, he’s still a long way from the ten wins amassed by his older brother Lahcen, but it’s already enough to strengthen his hold over the MARATHON DES SABLES.
Will he one day manage to achieve the same record as his brother? “Maybe… Who knows?” he says with a hint of an embarrassed smile, revealing the deeply modest guy beneath.
To tell the truth, I think that managing to catch up with my brother, whether it’s me or someone else, would be an almighty feat! This is particularly true given that the standard of the competition in the Marathon des Sables is getting increasingly high…” he tempers.
As reigning champion, Ahansal is naturally one of the favourites. However, he knows he’ll have to battle harder and harder to succeed. Indeed, with the return of his protégé Rachid El Morabity, we’re expecting a thrilling rivalry. In fact, the latter has sent out his first signal by winning the first leg of the MDS, with a slight edge over Ahansal.

However, the child of Zagora, can put his long experience of the MARATHON DES SABLES to good effect and add another title to his list of achievements, whatever happens.

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