Photo Gallery: Six Days In The Sahara Desert–The Marathon des Sables

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Jul. 22, 2011

There are marathons, and then there are six-day endurance adventure races that give a whole new meaning to the word. The Marathon des Sables is one such event. Check out these great images of the six-day, 151-mile trek across the Sahara Desert in Morocco that took place in early April. Photos by

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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