2014-bandeau-vertic-fr

iland2sultanwaalogo-holmarcom-newjeepultra-trail-world-tour-logo3

Photo coverage

Your photo coverage available now

VIDEOS

vignette-video

PHOTOS

vignette-photo

PROGRAMMING

btn-tv5

MDS Shop

BoutonSiteMDS-EN

 

Last minute


THE HEART UNDER THE MAGNIFYING GLASS

It’s a first in the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES. Throughout the event, twenty or so willing runners will allow their hearts to be examined by the cardiologist within Doc Trotters, Frédéric Chagué. “We know that extreme effort can lead to heart fatigue with modification to the structure of the organ and the way the various heart cavities function, whether it’s the left and right ventricles or the auricles”, the cardiologist explains. The idea is to closely observe these cavities during a long extreme event like the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES, which is something that has never been done before. “We’re going to observe them four times over the course of the week: Saturday before the start of the event, within an hour of the finish of the 2nd leg and the 5th leg and finally on Sunday after a day’s rest.” The results will give us a better understanding of how the heart works “through the way it adapts to exertion and recovery”.

92 MARATHONS DES SABLES IN TENT 13

Should you require the latest tips and tricks to successfully complete the SULTAN MARATHON DES SABLES, there’s just one address in the bivouac: tent 13. With 27 participations to his credit is Christian Ginter, 26 for Karim Mosta and François Cresci, and 8 for Elena Raymond, you’d be hard pushed to find a greater wealth of experience anywhere. A great opportunity for the three rookies in the tent to tackle their first MDS in the best possible conditions!