He got the idea after running an ultra in the African desert.
His coach says hard work has paid off.
There is no clear favorite in the men's field.
He's heading to South Africa to take part in one of the world's hardest ultras.
The East African nation won all individual medals and all team titles.
The Great Ethiopian Run is Africa's largest road race.
Written By: Pat Butcher The tenth anniversary Sahara Marathon was won this morning, Monday, by Jon Salvador of Spain, in a record time of