The Marathon des Sables (MdS)

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June 17, 2015

The Marathon des Sables (MdS)

Michelle Kakade Desert Run

Michelle Kakade Desert Run

Michelle ran the Morocco Desert Marathon (MdS) in 2010, when she was 41 years of age!

The Marathon des Sables (MdS) is an epic event which takes place every year in the Saharan desert of Morocco, and is arguably The Toughest Footrace on Earth. The MdS takes place over 6 days and covers 150 – 156 miles (254km) – the equivalent of 5.5 regular Marathons! It is run in 6 stages, the longest stage being around 80 plus kilometer when many of the competitors run through the night to complete it. The Marathon des Sables is ranked by the Discovery Channel as the toughest footrace on earth.

254

Distance


Covers 150 – 156 miles (254km) – the equivalent of 5.5 regular Marathons
6

stages


It is run in 6 stages, the longest stage being around 80 plus kilometer.
71

hours


Michelle completed this tough race in 71 hours 56 minutes 25 seconds!
1090

participants


Michelle emerged to be the first Indian among 1090 participants from 42 countries, to complete this race!