He’s off in the middle of the desert running for survival in the 2016 Marathon Des Sables, but last night Mario was in Casablanca for his last night of civilisation, before setting off for six days of sleeping in a tent, with a sack of dehydrated and medical supplies on his back.
They never say too much about the route so the competitors don’t have too much idea of what’s ahead, and there’s usually a promise of something new to contend with each year.
Organisers do however give “An example of what lies beyond the starting line”. With a typical distance of around 156 miles (251 km) broken down as follows:
Day 1 – 33.8 km
Day 2 – 38.5 km
Day 3 – 35 km
Day 4 – 81.5 km
Day 5 – 42.2 km
Day 6 – 15.5 km
Good luck Maz, I thnk you’re going to need it, especially on day 4.