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Marathon des Sables Launches Half Distance in New Location

The iconic and grueling self supported stage race, Marathon des Sables, dubbed the “toughest foot race on earth,” yesterday launched their half distance version of Marathon des Sables or “Marathon of the sands,” in partnership with the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands to take place from September 25th-30th 2017.

The half Distance race will be held in a separate and new location to the full event which is now in its 32nd year and is always hosted in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. The new race will cover 120 KM’s over 3 stages and will also be a self-supported event like its bigger brother.

A press conference was held yesterday in the Canary Islands to launch the race and prospective registrants can already pre-register on the site.

This event will be half as tough as the full version but we are convinced there will still be plenty of sand and heat top make for a challenging event.

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