Marathons and Other Long Races Worth the Journey

By Molly Fergus - 2013-09-20T16:10:54Z

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Marathon Des Sables

Morocco

Your mission: survive a six-stage trek across the Sahara desert in southern Morocco, where the temperature shoots up to 100 degrees by midday and sandstorms are a real threat. Oh, and you'll need to carry all of your food and supplies for the entire journey.

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