The Marathon des Sables started for the 32nd time on Sunday and as predicted the racing was fierce. The first of six stages had the runners cover 30.3km, a good Sunday run!
The top three in the men’s race was a Moroccan affair but they have some British company hot on their heels.
|1st||Mohamed El Morabity||2:10:36|
|2nd||Rachid El Morabity||2:10:54|
|3rd||Abdelkader El Mouaziz||2:11:17|
The women’s race has opened up with previous MDS winner Elisabet Barnes leading the way by six minutes.
|1st||Elisabet Barnes||2:38:13||21st overall|
|2nd||Nathalie Mauclair||2:44:57||28th overall|
|3rd||Aziza Raji||2:54:36||43rd overall|
Fernanda Maciel – 4th 3:01:36
Emilie Lecomte – 5th 3:03:57
Melanie Rousset – 6th 3:04:31
Its early days in the MDS with five stages of racing left including the long stage on day 4 of 86.2km.