Thursday, July 16, 2009

Marathon des Sables Maps

I managed to find some of the road books that were used during the 2008 edition of the race. This is kept a secret till the last day before the race, as the course changes every year. This year was one of the toughest first stages in the history of the race, hopefully they will have a better sense of humor next year!!

Click in the maps for a larger view.
Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

This stage at the bottom is the long run, it can be anywhere between 75 and 90km long depending on the terrain. I think this is one of the stages I am really looking forward to this as you will be tested to your limits as you will run into the night and have to decide whether you sleep for a couple of hours or push on and get to the bivouac. The sooner you get to the bivouac the more rest you get to prepare you for the last two stages before the end of the race. This stage can make or break you.

Day 5

Day 6

Bring it on!!!!

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