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‘Marathon des Sables:’ Desert Run, Day 1!

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The ‘Marathon des Sables 2012′ starts this morning with 1013 competitors from 46 different countries around the world; from Chile and Mexico to New Zealand, to the Ukraine, Jordan and Japan!

“Today’s course featured a series of low dunettes, two jebels*, and several black-rock regs. Though the distance was a bearable one, the terrain made for the greatest challenge. After several days of mild desert weather, the heat and aridity are now back. Thermometers on course reportedly hit 40 degrees C (104F) and the race administration reported that between five and ten runners had dropped out of the race.” – Meghan Hicks, runner

*A jebel is a fairly flexible word that can mean either hill or mountain.The plural is actually jibal, although they’re known as jebels to most western Europeans. (Definition from Saudi Aramco World)

The film/s du jour were shot in GoPro splenti-colour, as a Suitcase Media Production.

E voilà:

Written by markgillett

April 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

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  1. Happy memories

    alastairhumphreys

    April 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm

  2. Brilliant videos Mark – bring it all to life and yes, as Alastair says, happy memories.

    Pommers

    April 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm


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