MARATHON DES SABLES
From 03 April to 09 April 2011
RUNNING THE SAHARA IN SELF-SUFFICIENCY
10 April 2011
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7 OF 7 AT THE FINISH LINE
The SABLES.CAT with the target achieved

Yesterday, Saturday 9th of april, seven SABLES.CAT team members crossed the finish line of the last stage of the "Marathon des Sables.

After months of dreaming, training and preparing this goal, we have all managed to complete one of the most demanding ultra endurance races. And we all have a pretty good physical condition both at muscle and foot level when compared with the disasters that we have seen these days in the camp of the race.

It's been a week of suffering, pleasure, personal enrichment, to laugh a lot, meet a lot of people around the world, to see beautiful scenery, very intense feelings of living and, above all, to find that was an excellent decision have made this group to participate in such authentic and special event.

The 26th edition of the MDS has been really tough, because the usual complexity of this race, has added a track with lots of dunes and sand or soft soil that made it difficult to move forward; very high temperatures that reached at some stage the 48ºC, and two-day sandstorm that made it difficult both to run for the stage, and make life in camp with the minimum conditions of comfort and hygiene.


At the end of the six stages (7 days) and 250 km we have been classified as follows:


-  Albert Bosch: The 104 with a total time of 35h07'11"


- Quim Tribó: The 105 with the same time that Albert


- Jordi Font: The 289 with a total time of 42h45'21"


- David Saporta: The 305 with a total time of 43h22'50"


- Jose Arimany: The 318 with a total time of 43h48'38"


- Jordi Vila: The 351 with a total time of 44h30'35"


- Cristina Sans: The 355 with a total time of 44h38'18", and 28th. In the Women ranking (Out of 133)


In terms of Team ranking, SABLES.CAT-1 (Albert, Quim and Jordi Font) has been the 13th. out of 49. And SABLES.CAT-2 (David, Christina, Jose and Jordi Vila) was on 22nd. Position.

Jordi Vila running the Marathon Stage for granfather Pep
Our Home at the MDS (Haima)
The damaged feet of Jordi Font
Reading the mails you sent
Going down a sand mountain
Holding a Sand Storm
Jose preparing his back pack
Quim and Albert after running 12h30 minutes (82km.)
Cristina reparing her feet befor the start
DAvid arriving at the Marathon stage
The Camel who closes the race everyday
Huge distances to run
Albert and Jose sleeping at the Haima
Jordi Font getting concentrated for the stage
The director Patrick Bauer at the briefing ant start
Quim descending a great sand downhill
Comments
jaume tolosa
12 April 2011
07:55 H
Sou unes màquines. La meva més gran felicitació
David penades
11 April 2011
20:01 H
Me llamo Forrest, Forrest Gumb. He arribat a Sud Africa i no se cap on tirar.L any q ve m agradaria fer equp amb vosaltres, ja q veig q us sobren forces i ami em manca orientacio. Nomes ser anar recte

Moltissimes Felicitats a tots!!!!!
marc urra
11 April 2011
19:44 H
moltes felicitats a tot l' equip sou molt valents es admirable l' ho que heu fet i segurament una gran, grandissima experiencia, en especial moltes felicitats al meu amic jordi vila, i al jordi font tambe esta fotut un xaval!!!!. moltes felicitats equip!!
ton tondo
11 April 2011
12:23 H
Us he seguit dia a dia, felicitats a tots, estic impressionat de com sou capaços de fer una cursa tant dura i exigent , disfruteu de l'aventura.
Montse Bertran
11 April 2011
11:29 H
Enhorabona a tots els membres de l?equip SABLES.CAT!!!!! El vostre esforç diari ha quedat compensat amb la gran classificació que heu tingut? aquesta experiència brutal ja es vostre i formarà part de la vostre vida, sempre ho recordareu? FELICITATS!!!!
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