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A Peruvian at the MDS - a clash of cultures
Remigio HUAMAN QUISPE
Remigio HUAMAN QUISPE is rather incongruous on the bivouac of the 32nd MARATHON DES SABLES. With his alpaca cap, typical of the Peruvian region of Huancavelica where he resides, and his quite minimalist equipment with respect to the other competitors (for instance, he has no gaiters), one can wonder if he really knew...
6 04/12/2017 - 08H30 19,6 Km MENDIETA / LA CATEDRAL 6H00 CLOSURE CP1 : 11H25 (+2H55) K 0 Sandy slope. K 1,5 Descend towards the PACIFIC OCEAN. K 2,8 Big post. K 4,5 Crossing of dirt road. K 6,4 Mountain peak to your right. Crossing of dirt road. Head N (11°) until the end of the dirt road. K 8,8 End of dirt road....
MDS PERU STAGE 6
MOMENT OF INTENSE EMOTION
The sixth and last stage of the MARATHON DES SABLES PERU is a relief for all competitors, yet a touch of sadness can be perceived: in three days' time, they will all resume a "normal" life. The MDS experience will have changed them forever: the 222 Finishers have shared an extraordinary adventure that...
MDS PERU STAGE 5
CHANGES IN THE MEN'S CATEGORY
STAGE OF THE DAY • Barlovento / Mendienta • 42.2 km • Start time: 7:00 AM • Maximum time: 12 hrs. • Temperature @ noon: 31°C • Relative humidity @ noon: 52% The tradition marathon stage 42.2 km of the MDS, on a very hilly terrain (total height difference of 1,100 metres), with a sandy section to start with and harder...
"The MDS is a myth, and now the myth has become a reality for me."
Christian PICAUD (D131-FRA)
"The MDS had been on my wish list for twenty years. I had never dared taking the plunge, but when I heard about the first edition in Peru, I got even more tempted. And when I read that the first stage was taking place on 28 November – the day of my 50th birthday – I said to myself that I couldn't possibly...
5 03/12/2017 - 07H00 42,2 Km BARLOVENTO / MENDIETA 12H00 CLOSURE CP1 : 10H25 (+3H25) CP2 : 14H10 (+7H10) CP3 : 17H35 (+10H35) K 0 Sandy ascent (10% slope) K 3,4 Long sandy descent. K 4,3 Continue the descent inside the gorge until the beach. K 5,7 Small rock to your right. Beach. K 6,9 Rocky peak to your right. K 9,6...
MDS PERU RELAX DAY
SHOWER OF EMOTION
An immense beach circled by a half-mountain, half-sand barrier where waves crash in roars, pelicans make high-pitched tweets, sea lions grunt deeply and the Peruvian sun shines strongly: probably one of the most beautiful bivouacs of the entire history of MARATHON DES SABLES. There, competitors are happily spending...
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