The World's First 'Double' Marathon Des Sables
Gavin Sandford is currently competing in the toughest footrace on Earth, the Marathon Des Sables, the extreme race takes place in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates - the Sahara Desert. Competitors are expected to complete the gruelling 250km race over 6 days running in temperatures that sour as high as 50 degrees Celsius making the race one of the most challenging and dangerous in the world – and Gavin has decided to do this twice!
Gavin will cover 500km in 12 days and is carrying everything he needs on his back. We are providing him with Thuraya satellite phones, a DeLorme inReach SE Satellite Tracker so his team can track him and an Isathub for emails and data requirements.