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Surviving the Marathon Des Sables

Author : Matt Doeden
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The Marathon des Sables is considered the most grueling foot race on the planet, and you're about to run it. Over six days and some 150 miles in the Sahara Desert, you will make decisions that will test your mettle. These decisions could bring you glory, bring you shame, or even send you to an early grave. Only YOU CHOOSE how this adventure story ends.

The Marathon Des Sables

Author : Mark Hines
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Ultramarathon Stage Racing

Author : Guy Giaoui
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24th Marathon Des Sables

Author : Steve Cushing
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A must read for anyone who has ever run the Marathon des Sables, anyone considering this or similar events, or for anyone who just wants to be challenged out of the easy and comfortable risk free life of the 21st century.

Running from Shadows

Author : Mark Roe
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It had started so modestly: a few short runs to try and finish the London Marathon. Never again. Until other marathons attracted attention, as did ever-greater extremes...

My Training for Marathon Des Sables 2020

Author : Desert Runner
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My Training for Marathon des Sables 2020. Du bist dabei ? Dann ist das das Buch um dein Training auf dem Weg in die Sahara zu dokumentieren. Schreibe jeden Kilometer auf dem Weg in die Wüste in dieses Buch. Deine Vorbereitung, deine Ausrüstung, deine Verpflegung. Alles muss genau geplant und optimiert werden für dieses Once in a lifetime Erlebnis. ***** EN: This is the perfect book to document every step of your preparation for the Marathon des Sables 2020. Note every training in this book to remember what you did train and to optimize everything for this once in a lifetime event in the Sahara desert.

Marathon des Sables A Type 1 Diabetes Adventure

Author : Alex Williams
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It was in 2008 that I first heard about this amazing endurance event in The Sahara desert in Morocco. Having lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 34 years, and after falling in love with the romance and adventure of the desert while living in Saudi Arabia, I set myself the challenge. This would become 2 years that changed my life forever.

Keep Moving Forward

Author : Duncan Nealon
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Twenty years after first hearing of the legendary, Marathon Des Sables, Duncan Nealon finally stood on the sandy start-line. Two decades of dreams were about to play out over a week of brutal endurance running. Keep Moving Forward is Duncan's honest and personal account of how it feels to chase a life-long dream. With technical information on kit and nutrition alongside the emotional roller-coaster of the challenge itself, this is a both a human-interest story, and a book for anyone interested in endurance challenges.

The Woman Who Was the Desert Dream

Author : William Coles
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A middle-aged hack joins Kate in the Sahara for the world’s toughest foot-race, The Marathon des Sables. Pain, heat and the biggest blisters on the planet – it’s the perfect recipe for falling in love.

Running the Sahara

Author : Marcel Nickler
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Running the Sahara is more than my experience of participating in the Marathon des Sables 2017. Though much of the book is about my time in the desert, and I talk about my preparation and the equipment I used, the book is also profoundly personal. I tried my best to explore my passion for running and life. I hope the reader finds it entertaining and inspiring to follow me from meeting Herr Hammermann during my first marathon to my finish of the nearly 250-kilometer race in the Moroccan Sahara. It is a book about the gift of life, so there are some disappointments and moments of despair, but there are also triumphs and the sublime. I believe when dreams close, other dreams open, and that by setting goals and being disciplined, all of us can shift the balance and get to where we want to be. What started as a book about the Marathon des Sables turned into the story of my life.

Big Steps Long Strides

Author : Nisha Harish
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Big Steps, Long Strides is a book of two parts. The opening chapter provides an autobiographical account of one woman's remarkable story, as she evolves from being unfit and personally unfulfilled, to find the courage to run marathons across New York, Paris ... and eventually the Marathon des Sables.The remainder of the book is a culmination of lessons learned and will provide you with comprehensive guidance to running the Marathon des Sables. Described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes as an "invaluable resource", this guide clearly lays out everything you need to know about developing your running stamina so that you too, can run the toughest footrace on earth. You are given free training plans, templates, advice on hydration and nutrition, along with tips and research from veteran ultra-runners. It also provides advice on what to pack and wear for temperatures of 56 °C, along with remedies for likely injuries. Aimed at runners and non-runners alike, this book is based on the premise that with bold steps, anyone can achieve the seemingly impossible.

Desert Marathon Training Ultramarathon Tips for Beginners 2nd Edition

Author : Phil Harley
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Possibly the most detailed guide to the MdS in print today So you want to run an ultra-marathon? And why not? Like the "Marathon des Sables (MdS)"? What is it like to run marathons, every day, in the Sahara, for a week? There are sandy desert races all around the world to test your body mind and spirit. All in breathtaking scenery far away from the daily hamster wheel we usually live in. This book is about how to go from zero to hero. By an ordinary family doctor who runs ultra marathons for fun, just to see how far and how fast an ordinary runner can go. Not an elite, but he brings medical know-how to help you prepare for your first desert marathon. An arthritic turtle in slow motion - he surged past ... You've just run, stumbled and staggered forty miles in the last couple of days and the sun is beating down. The rays seem to pierce your skin and it feels like your organs are starting to glow. Your pack chafes your shoulder and the red raw skin is somehow slippery. You wonder if it is blood. The back of your t-shirt is a sodden wet toad. You kick yet another small black rock as it skitters away like a scarab. Cursing, you feel the stinging pain of the blood blisters under your nails. Part of you vaguely wonders if it might be a Thursday. You never could get the hang of Thursdays. Just as you start to close in and gain ground on that old looking French chap just up ahead, his deep tan, grey hair and the wrinkles of a loosely fitting birthday suit, the slope increases. Like a leather back turtle he surges forward. You raise your eyes to chance a look. Sweat beads sting and partially obscure the path ahead winding out of sight. Meandering up and away between two alien looking outcrops of ancient orange rock. The wind whistles down the dusty gap like a hot hand pushing you backwards. Just for malevolent fun it funnels dust eddies at your eyes to make them all gritty. You gulp another swig of water past sun baked rimy lips and vaguely wonder why you still feel thirsty despite drinking litres of the stuff. You think about chomping down a salt capsule and try to remember if it time to eat yet. The slope gets the better of you and you lapse back into a walk. But that's not too bad. You tell yourself that each painful footstep is taking you ever closer to a large inflatable teapot and a lovely cold shower. Actually there isn't going to be a shower. Just a square of hot dusty carpet on a rather lumpy desert floor. Page up and buy now! "Review: " By MarkH - Published on Amazon.com Format: Kindle Edition In the now infamous words of an ex US Defense Secretary "There are things we know that we know, these are 'Known Unknowns'. There are things that we now know we don't know; i.e. 'Unknown Unknowns'." Having personally been there, let me advise you that the last place on earth you want to start discovering about 'Unknown Unknowns' is in the is in the middle of the Sahara Desert in 50c and this book is stuffed full of practical advice, tips, anecdotes and preparation wisdom that you simply don't get from other books about the Marathon Des Sables (MDS) or endurance running and you'll never find out until you actually do such a race yourself. It's an easy and enjoyable read and the authors amusing and self-depreciating style is itself a excellent model for the mental preparation and mindset required for anyone who is aspiring to successfully compete in one of the sternest of physical and emotional tests. I should also declare a small interest in the content as I was one of the competitors that Dr Windross helped recover from the final days race exertions and if I can pass on a small tip of my own; getting teamed up in a MDS tent with two doctors and five other positive minded people is probably one of best ways to get you through what will undoubtedly be a demanding week !

Run and remember

Author : Dmitri Voloshin
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In the spring of 2017 Dmitri Voloshin ran 230 km along the sands of the Sahara desert during the ultramarathon Marathon Des Sables. He put on paper all his impressions about the training, the desert and the atmosphere of the race. In this book you will learn how to run 230 km in the Sahara desert, how to make the Bedouins laugh, what is the taste of the last sip of water, if socks can stand upright, why not eat bugs, and what stitches are best to sew a corn.

Extreme Race

Author : West
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The Marathon des Sables is one of the world's toughest races. You have to run 151 miles in six days - in the baking hot Sahara desert. But Ben wants to do something special to raise money for his sister's hospice. Will he manage to get to the end?

Lost In the Desert of Dread

Author : Tracey Turner
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Deep in the Desert of Dread, danger lurks round every corner. Will you survive poisonous stings, terrifying storms and deadly dehydration? Packed full of fascination facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in?is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?

A Rebel and a Runner

Author : Rory Coleman
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I've run nearly 1,000 marathons and over 200 ultra-marathons, completed the world's toughest foot race in the Sahara Desert - the Marathon des Sables - 13 times, broken nine different Guinness World Records for long-distance running, raced in Jordan from Amman to Petra without a map or compass along goat tracks and up remote mountains and I once covered a 20th of the world's circumference in 43 days straight, running 31 miles each day.

Extreme Athletes

Author : Charlotte Guillain
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Can you imagine: snowboarding down a mountain? Kayaking on the amazon river? Cycling across America? Do you have what it takes to be an extreme athlete? Read this book to find out.

Go Faster Food

Author : Kate Percy
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Are you a runner, cyclist, swimmer or rower? Do you want to up your game and ensure you're getting the very best from your diet? To help with her own training, Kate Percy - a keen marathon runner and cook - has developed a range of delicious, carbohydrate-rich recipes that will complement any training programme, whether you're training for a marathon for the first time or an experienced athlete. Go Faster Food contains: over 100 delicious recipes, approved by a nutritionist; an overview of health benefits and a detailed breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins for each recipe; practical nutritional advice, 'Go Faster Tips' and meal planners for each stage of your training. With a unique combination of tasty recipes and nutritional advice all geared towards enhancing your sports performance, Go Faster Food will help you achieve your full potential.

The Desert Run

Author : John Bonallack
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John Bollanack and his son Dan set out to run "the toughest running race on earth," seven days in the Sahara desert carrying all their own food and gear. Describes their training, the gear they carried, the race organisation and the race itself. Suggested level: primary.

Surviving the Extremes

Author : Kenneth Kamler
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Physiological constraints confine our bodies to less than one-fifth of the earth's surface. Beyond that fraction lie the extremes. What happens when we go to them? Dr. Kenneth Kamler has spent years observing exactly what happens. A vice president of the legendary Explorers Club, he has climbed, dived, sledded, floated, and trekked through some of the most treacherous and remote regions in the world. A consultant for NASA, Yale University, and the National Geographic Society, he has explored undersea caves, crossed the frozen Antarctic wastelands, and stitched a boy's hand back together while kneeling in knee-deep Amazonian mud. He was the only doctor on Everest during the tragic expedition documented in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and helped treat its survivors. Kamler has devoted his life to investigating how our bodies respond to "environmental insults"-a nice way of saying the things that can kill us-and watched while some succumbed to them and others, sometimes miraculously, overcome them. Words like "extreme" and "survival" have lost some of their value from overuse and media hype. By showing us what happens when life itself is at stake, and the body's capacities put to their greatest test, this book reminds us what they truly mean. Divided into six sections-jungle, open sea, desert, underwater, high altitude, and outer space-Surviving the Extremes uses first-hand testimony and documented accounts to illustrate what happens in environments where our instinctive survival strategies must become fully engaged. These stories reveal how infinitely complex are the workings of the human body-and also how heartbreakingly fragile. At the heart of this book is a quest for the source of our will to survive and the haunting question of why some can, and others cannot, summon its awesome and nearly mystical power at their moment of greatest need. Surgeon, explorer, and masterful storyteller, Kamler takes us to the farthest reaches of the earth as well as into the uncharted territory within the human brain. Surviving the Extremes is a scientific nail-biter no reader will forget.