ECHO FROM THE BIVOUAC
04/14 Keeping the desert clean
The 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES came to an end Saturday in Merzouga. For a week, over 800 runners and nearly 400 organization members have been walking, running, driving through the Moroccan desert. Yet their mark on the six bivouac sites or on the race track.is not so easy to spot, even if it a caravan of that size must leave a
04/13 Soon delivered
In a blasting heat but also in the most stunning settings, the 800 competitors still in the race have completed a major leg of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES. That marathon stage, won by Moroccan runners Aziz El Akad and Meryem Khali, has taken them to the foot of the Merzouga dunes, last obstacle between them and their finisher's medal.
04/12 The Longest Day
The long stage of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES kept all its promises with a dramatic turn of events at the top of the race and unforgettable emotions and images for all. Wednesday and Thursday were probably the most striking days of this year's edition with the 81.5km long 4th stage, between El Maharch and djebel El Mraïer.
04/10 They weren’t short-winded
A long string of figures fighting against the wind on dried-up lakes, crossings of the magnificent djebel Zireg, and the narrow pass of El Maharch: such were the most stiking images of the 3rd leg of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES, that spanned 35km between Taourit Mouchanne and El Maharch.
04/09 Messengers of the desert
The sun is setting over the bivouac positioned at the heart of the El Aatchana wadi. Though the light is fading, the faces are lighting up. At the entrance to the tent, Hélène and Orlane, members of the dream team of bivouac stewards, arrive with their hands full. It's time to distribute the post to each of the tents.
04/08 Dream spreaders
Whilst Patrick Bauer is briefing the 853 competitors of this 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES, a drone flies over them.
04/07 On the trackers' track
On Sunday, all competitor will set off for the 33.8 kilometres of the 1st leg of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES. Prior to that, all will have carefully packed their roadbook.