Running the Sahara

Two running-related posts in a single day. This must be some kind of record.

Speaking of records, three men recently completed a 4,000 mile run across the Sahara Desert in 111 consecutive days. That's an average of 36 miles a day for almost four months straight, without a day off. They ran across the world's largest desert and through six countries from Senegal to Egypt.

Typically, the three began each day with a 4 a.m. wake-up call. About an hour later, they started running. Around noon, they took a lunch break at a makeshift camp, devouring pasta, tuna and vegetables.

A short nap in a tent usually preceded the second leg of their day's run, which ended at about 9:30 p.m. They ate a protein-and-carbohydrate-packed dinner before calling it a night.

Read the full Seattle Times article here.

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