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36TH MARATHON DES SABLES TOP 10 MEN

The favorites of the 36th MDS

Big favorite, Rachid EL MORABITY will try to win his ninth victory, but his little brother and especially Aziz YACHOU, their young compatriot, will be solid obstacles on his way. And that's without counting on Europeans like Cédric FLEURETON, inexperienced on the MDS, but a top-level rider.

Rachid EL MORABITY (D1-MAR)

With 8 victories, Rachid EL MORABITY is getting closer to his dream: to equal the 10 victories of Lahcen AHANSAL. Great favorite of the 36th edition.

Mohamed EL MORABITY (D2-MAR)

Rachid's little brother, Mohamed, aged 30, has been on the second step of the podium in the last four editions.

Aziz YACHOU (D15-MAR)

Big surprise of the 35th edition with a fourth place, Aziz has his youth to counter the EL MORABITY brothers.

Miguel HERAS HERNANDEZ (ESP)

Postponement of registration for family reasons.

Cédric FLEURETON (D249-FRA)

A fast and efficient runner (high-level triathlon has been there), Cédric notably won the Saintélyon ​​(2019). First MDS for the 49-year-old Frenchman.

Merile ROBERT (D59-FRA)

Sixth participation for the Frenchman who climbed on the 3rd step of the podium in 2018 and in 2021, a first for France in 16 years!

Alejandro FRAGUELA (D905-ESP)

Seventh in 2018, Alejandro likes the heat, the sand, and running, so...

Julien CHORIER (D126-FRA)

Eleventh in 2019, Julien had particularly suffered from the heat. He seems to be in good shape this year!

Abdelhadi EL MOUSTAHLI (D19-MAR)

Eighth in 2021 for his first participation, this 40-year-old tourist guide runs a lot in training, and it shows during the race!

Abdelkader EL MOUAZIZ (D4-MAR)

Former top marathon runner (personal record at 2 h 06 min 43 s), Abdelkader EL MOUAZIZ (53 years old) has been in the Top 10 of the MDS since 2014.

Lionel JOURDAN (D230-FRA)

Nice places on French trails, but a first on the MDS…

But still…

This year the fight for the men's Top 10 is going to be particularly tough given the current field! We can also count to animate the race on Marcus SCOTNEY (D699-GBR), second in the Costal Challenge 2019, Gerard MORALES (D901-ESP), winner of the Trail de Minorque in 2019, Patrick KENNEDY (D707-IRL), seventh on the MDS last year, and of course the Moroccan Aziz EL AKAD (D3-MAR).

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