Marathon des sables

PORTRAITS

Julie WIDDOWSON (GBR)

Julie WIDDOWSON (GBR)

“It will be fabulous to share this experience! "

Sports coach in a spor

Rocio ILDEMARIO (VEN)

Rocio ILDEMARIO (VEN)

Maybe that is why MDS has appealed to me

« Imagine an octopus r

Delphine PEROTTEAU (FRA)

Delphine PEROTTEAU (FRA)

"Doing MDS is a way to free Cyril"

The motivations to participate in the MARATHON DES SABLES are extremely diverse, and provide a force specific to each.

Amine KABBAJ (MAR)

Amine KABBAJ (MAR)

"I am told that it is no longer my age"

We left for the fun of MARATHON DES SABLES for Amine KABBAJ, this follower of running, 68 years old. To run for him is above all a pleasure.

Mérile ROBERT (FRA)

Mérile ROBERT (FRA)

"It's part of the game of discovering on the spot"

Participating as a team in the MARATHON DES SABLES is a real plus: not only do you share the adventure with friends, but you also share your preparation, and you benefit from the advice of the most

Duncan SLATER (GBR)

Duncan SLATER (GBR)

“Defeat is not an option”

After ten years in the Royal Air Force, Duncan SLATER was serving in Afghanistan in 2009 when his vehicle was blown up by an explosive device.

Olivier CROUVIZIER (FRA)

Olivier CROUVIZIER (FRA)

"The desert, I feel good about it"

Respect for the environment is written into the DNA of MARATHON DES SABLES: the legendary desert test does everything possible to minimize its impact on the environment (transport, energy, waste, c

Hassna HAMDOUCH (MAR)

Hassna HAMDOUCH (MAR)

“I would like to see more Moroccan women on the starting lines. "

On the occasion of International Women's Sports Day on January 24, head to Kenitra, Morocco, where Hassna HAMDOUCH, 40, is preparing her first participation in the MARATHON DES SABLES.

Florence AUTERIVES (FRA)

Florence AUTERIVES (FRA)

"I hope I won't eat too much sand!"

At 52, the Frenchwoman Florence AUTERIVES has been practicing trail running for thirty years!

Sylvie HOUBIERS (NED)

Sylvie HOUBIERS (NED)

"You know it will be heavy, but that is why we sign up."

Sylvie HOUBIERS (NED),

Jacques MONNERAT (SUI)

Jacques MONNERAT (SUI)

"I am an average runner"

"The MARATHON DES SABL

Katia BERGAMELLI (FRA)

Katia BERGAMELLI (FRA)

"Behind this sporting commitment hides a large associative project"

Katia BERGAMELLI (FRA)

David SABATIER (FRA)

David SABATIER (FRA)

"You have to live it to realize it."

Emergency nurse in Gen

Marie et Félicie KUHN (FRA)

Marie et Félicie KUHN (FRA)

« My mother is a fighter »

Sport, and especially

Fred LAMOUREUX (FRA)

Fred LAMOUREUX (FRA)

"I am the lover of the desert"

At 46, Fred LAMOUREUX

Sarah JOST (FRA)

Sarah JOST (FRA)

"Disease must not stop us from realizing our dreams"

Sarah Jost (FRA)’s sto

Michael BOOTH (GBR)

Michael BOOTH (GBR)

"It’s beyond anything I’ve done"

Michael BOOTH, 63, has

Sandrine and Marc PRIGENT (FRA)

Sandrine and Marc PRIGENT (FRA)

"If at 50 you did not do the MDS..."

Sandrine and Marc PRIG

Sylvain KINNEN (FRA)

Sylvain KINNEN (FRA)

"The MARATHON DES SABLES will remain the race of my life."

Many novices participa

Olivier DEPAIX (FRA)

Olivier DEPAIX (FRA)

"I look more like a stick insect"

At MARATHON DES SABLES

Vanessa MARCHAND (FRA)

Vanessa MARCHAND (FRA)

"The unknown gives wings!"

Novice on the MARATHON

Lilou-Anne LABATUT (FRA)

Lilou-Anne LABATUT (FRA)

"MARATHON DES SABLES is in me"

Lilou-Anne LABATUT is

Kazutomo HORI (D1131-JAP)

Kazutomo HORI (D1131-JAP)

« SAHARA COULD BE THE PERFECT PLACE TO OPEN THE DOOR LEADING ME TO THE NEXT LEVEL »
Mustapha IZZOUHAIRI (D0016-MAR) et Meryem MAHFOUD (D0020-MAR)

Mustapha IZZOUHAIRI (D0016-MAR) et Meryem MAHFOUD (D0020-MAR)

UNITED BY LOVE...AND SPORTS!
Meheza WALLA (D0306-FRA)

Meheza WALLA (D0306-FRA)

THE FIRST TOGOLESE TO SET FOOT ON THE DUNE
Alice, Agnès & François LARATTA (D0070-D0069-D0071-FRA)

Alice, Agnès & François LARATTA (D0070-D0069-D0071-FRA)

ALL TOGETHER AT THE FINISH LINE
Mohamed EL MORABITY (D0032-MAR)

Mohamed EL MORABITY (D0032-MAR)

A PERFECT HAZING
Joel JUHT (D0516-EST)

Joel JUHT (D0516-EST)

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: THE MAKING OF A RUNNER
Abdelaziz BAGHAZZA (D0009-MAR)

Abdelaziz BAGHAZZA (D0009-MAR)

A TOUGH GUY !
Yassir LAMNI (D0017-MAR)

Yassir LAMNI (D0017-MAR)

"I WOULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED SUCH A HELL!"
Thomas EVANS (D0775-GBR)

Thomas EVANS (D0775-GBR)

THE MYSTERY ‘THOMAS EVANS’
Touda DIDI D14-MAR

Touda DIDI D14-MAR

“I MISSED THE MDS A LOT”
RORY COLEMAN (GBR)

RORY COLEMAN (GBR)

« Patrick BAUER is an inspiration »
JULIEN CHORIER (FRA)

JULIEN CHORIER (FRA)

"Preparation is almost what motivates me the most!"
ANNE BONZOUMET (FRA)

ANNE BONZOUMET (FRA)

"I made new friends, crazy like me"
ROBERT BROWN (GBR)

ROBERT BROWN (GBR)

"It seemed incredible, I wanted to do it myself"
John MAYOCK (GBR)

John MAYOCK (GBR)

FROM THE TRACK TO THE SAND OF THE SAHARA
Isabelle JOLY (FRA)

Isabelle JOLY (FRA)

« WHEN WE GIVE, WE RECEIVE »
Abdelhadi ELMOUSTAHLI (MAR)

Abdelhadi ELMOUSTAHLI (MAR)

“A STORY OF RACES AND MEN”
Amy WINTERS (USA)

Amy WINTERS (USA)

I HOPE TO EMPOWER OTHERS

 

    Clement GUNTZ (FRA)

    Clement GUNTZ (FRA)

    THE MDS IS MYTHICAL AND VERY DIFFICULT
    Ragna DEBATS (D819-NED)

    Ragna DEBATS (D819-NED)

    VENI, VIDI, VICI !
    Emily ROLFE (D0545-GBR)

    Emily ROLFE (D0545-GBR)

    « LE MDS SERA UN DÉFI PHYSIQUE ET MENTAL EXCEPTIONNEL »
    David LIANO GONZALEZ (D0432-MEX)

    David LIANO GONZALEZ (D0432-MEX)

    « I LEAVE NO ROOM FOR IMPROVISATION »
    Remigio HUAMAN QUISPE (D0360-PER)

    Remigio HUAMAN QUISPE (D0360-PER)

    A PERUVIAN AT THE MDS: A CLASH OF CULTURES
    Eva LLINAS BAGUDANCH (D0904-ESP)

    Eva LLINAS BAGUDANCH (D0904-ESP)

    TOWARDS AN MDS GRAND SLAM?
    Rachid EL MORABITY (D0001-MAR)

    Rachid EL MORABITY (D0001-MAR)

    LAHCEN AHANSAL'S RECORD IN THE CROSSHAIR
    Khalid BOUAOUDA (D0121-FRA)

    Khalid BOUAOUDA (D0121-FRA)

    SEF-SURPASSING, PERSEVERANCE AND TOLERANCE
    Chien Liang CHOU (D0279-USA)

    Chien Liang CHOU (D0279-USA)

    THE SENSE OF THE LIFE
    Ali D1025-MAR et Mehdi Zaghloul D1024-Maroc

    Ali D1025-MAR et Mehdi Zaghloul D1024-Maroc

    THE HAPPY PEOPLE'S STROLL
    Patrice Varenne (D0104-FRA)

    Patrice Varenne (D0104-FRA)

    4 GUYS FOR OUJDHA MALAIKA
    Sally WELLOCK (D0660-GBR)

    Sally WELLOCK (D0660-GBR)

    "WE WANT TO SEE HOW FAR WE CAN GO"
    Arnaud GUILLEVIC (FRA)

    Arnaud GUILLEVIC (FRA)

    « THE ANSWER IS IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD »
    Junichi OKUBO (JAP)

    Junichi OKUBO (JAP)

    « 2019 IS THE YEAR TO CHALLENGE MY DREAM MDS »
    Emmanuelle ROMANZI (FRA)

    Emmanuelle ROMANZI (FRA)

    « SMILE TO THE LIPS, ALWAYS »
    Mohamed EL MORABITY (D008-MAR)

    Mohamed EL MORABITY (D008-MAR)

    ALWAYS IN THE SHADOW OF HIS BROTHER ...
    Lhoucine Akhdar (D792-FRA)

    Lhoucine Akhdar (D792-FRA)

    A FAMILY AFFAIR
    ALEXANDRA HEINTZ (FRA)

    ALEXANDRA HEINTZ (FRA)

    « To return by avoiding all the errors of beginner »
    RICKSON D’SOUZA (IND)

    RICKSON D’SOUZA (IND)

    “I want to cry and I want to laugh”

    35th edition ~ from 18 to 28 September 2020 ~ 250 km in 7 days

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