Michelle completed this race in October 2011. (2nd to 8th October 2011) and ran the race in 60 hours 9 minutes 14 seconds.
The race takes place in the hottest desert in the world. Competitors have to contend with a variety of terrains; both rock and sand, but will face endless miles of soaring sand dunes up to 122 meters (400 feet) high. The daytime heat is scorching with temperatures reaching 50 °C. To be successful, competitors will have to carefully manage the heat, their hydration, nutrition and rest, as well as the mental challenge of racing through endless dunes.