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HALF MDS FUERTEVENTURA
JOY AND SADNESS
END OF THE RACE
"I'm happy that the race is almost over, but I'm also sad that it's coming to an end..." This morning's comment by Mathilde MAHE (D025-FRA) perfectly illustrates the mixed feelings in the pack of the HALF MARATHON DES SABLES FUERTEVENTURA. Memories tumble out when she thinks about this...
CHEERS AND A MASCOT
STAGE 2 DAY 2
At 9:22 AM, loud cheers greeted the last competitor to cross the finish line of the long stage, Takayuki SHIMIZU (D189-JAP), who even ran a few strides to beautify his arrival, after approximately 63 km and 21 hrs 22 min on the course. The radiant Japanese received a very warm welcome from other competitors, members...
HEAD OF RACE IMPRESSIONS
The Peruvian Remigio HUAMAN QUISPE (D001-PER) went very strong yesterday and now has a comfortable 30-min lead over his chaser in the overall classification. So if nothing unexpected happens, he's actually already won the race. The same applies to the Women's category, where Anna Marie WATSON (D240-GBR) is...
VERY TOUGH BUT VERY NICE
IMPRESSIONS OF THE FIRST STAGE
"Yesterday's stage was beautiful, but much tougher than I expected." The impressions of Amaya SALVATIERRA QUINTANA (D051-ESP) quite accurately illustrate the general opinion of the pack: though it's only a HALF MDS, it must be taken seriously. "I've taken part in several MDS MAROC events...
STAGE 1: HEAD OF RACE IMPRESSIONS
CITATIONS DU TOP 3 MEN AND WOMEN
Alejandro FRAGUELA BREIJO (D092-ESP): "With Yeray, we lost energy by running on dry sand for half of the beach before seeing our chaser Remigio catching up on us on wet sand and following his example. I had no race strategy and followed my instinct, because it's the first time I run on sand. I followed Yeray...
SLEEP AND FORGET YOUR HUNGER
LAST SUPPER, FIRST NIGHT
Yesterday evening, after the race brief by Patrick BAUER (creator of the MARATHON DES SABLES) and Fernando GONZÁLEZ (race director), the 300 or so competitors had supper under a big marquee set up right next to the bivouac, with lots of appealing dishes...especially on the eve of four days of food self-sufficiency!...
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