12/04/15 : Prize-giving
The wind blowing across Ouarzazate didn't manage to upset the prize-giving for the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES. The ceremony began with the awarding of some special prizes and some moments of high emotion, including the calling up of Didier Benguigui, a visually-impaired runner, and his guide Gilles, as well as Joseph, the eldest runner in the event who, at the age of 80, completed his 7th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES.
12/04/15 : SMDS
The delight of sharing
At the entrance to this pretty building, Amine and Firdaous sit imposingly at the top of the blackboard where the results of the 230m race are listed in white chalk. Amine and Firdaous are two of the 240 children who benefit...
12/04/14 : Stage 6
A grand finale
Jordanian runner Salameh Al Aqra and French athlete Laurence Klein are the official winners of the 2012 edition of the Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES. But each and every competitor, at their own level, have won a personal victory by crossing the finish line.
12/04/13 : Stage 5
Running in a post-card
Strings of dunes, dried-up lakes, wadis, the 5th leg of the Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES served a full menu to the competitors. 42.2km to get through to get a bit closer to the final goal.
On 14 April, the final MDS finish line will be crossed in Merzouga. Only the finish line is authorized for access.
12/04/12 : Stage 4
An emotion cocktail
The long stage of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES kept all its promises with an unexpected turn of events amongst the leaders, and many unforgettable images and emotions for all.
12/04/11 : Stage 4 - SPECIAL
A blow for Rachid El Morabity
Last year’s winner and so far leader of the race after 3 legs of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES, Rachid El Morabity was forced to withdraw due to a medical problem. The incident happened about 1km before ...
12/04/11 : Stage 4 - Day 1
EL MAHARCH / JEBEL EL MRAÏER : 81,5 Km
On the start line of the mythical long leg of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES, between El Maharch and djebel el Mraïer, faces were tenser than usual, steps less assured. This 81.5km long stage is much dreaded by all, be they champions or anonymous (the first 50 male competitors ...
12/04/10 : Stage 3
TAOURIRT MOUCHANNE / EL MAHARCH : 35 Km
Moroccan runner Rachid El Morabity on the men's side and French runner Laurence Klein on the women's side won their third ...
12/04/09 : Stage 2
OUED EL AATCHANA / TAOURIRT MOUCHANNE : 38,5 Km
8.35am. The sun is already roasting wadi El Aatchana, where the second leg of the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES starts. 38.5km will take the runners to Taourirt Mouchanne.
12/04/08 : Stage 1
AMMOUGUER / OUED EL ATTCHANA – 33, 8kms
Number of runners of the start line: 853. Today at 9.00am Patrick Bauer gave the start the 27th Sultan MARATHON DES SABLES between Ammouguer and wadi El Aatchana. The first leg, 33.8km long, offered a variety of terrain ...
12/04/07 : Technical checks
In the starting-blocks
Under a sun that's already very much there, all competitors have gone though the technical checks today, Saturday, before facing the first leg. The fight for the top rankings is going to be particularly tough between ...