Mark Gillett

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Marathon des Sables 2013

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This is now my 7th Marathon des Sables and as usual it was very unique. The format was slightly changed which disturbed a few people but I think this will settle down soon and people will accept it in its new form. But this was just a tiny part of the MDS. What really makes this race is the people and the colour they bring each year. The emotions were running fully from start to end.

Stage 2 was one of the toughest I have seen for a while and the heat really kicked in from stage 3 reach the high forties in the sun. Sometimes fifties. The race provided many faces as usual. Some of sheer pain and some of sheer joy but all full of a human’s most powerful emotions.

As a photographer this year I was extremely busy but no more or less than normal. We could not get out much during the race but over the next few days I will be able to catch up with some specific stories, write my press articles and get back in touch with some of those beautiful times of the last 7 days.

If this is a race that is in your mind to do, dont hold back. Go to http://www.marathondessables.co.uk and sign up. I believe anyone can do this race but there has to be a want.

Here are a few images from the week..

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  1. Hi Mark
    How was the 2013 MdS format different?
    Mark when did you run the MdS?
    Albert

    albertmartens

    April 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    • They took out the sixth stage and the race was over after the Marathon stage, however runners had to do the UNICEF run as it was mandatory.. So the sixth stage existed but didnt count in the race…

      2006

      markgillett

      April 14, 2013 at 6:36 pm


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