Manon DUEZ

My 2020 [crazy?] Challenge is completing the 35th MdS this coming April

Fundraising for APOPO US
raised of US$5,000 target
by 54 supporters
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Event: Marathon des Sables 2020, from 3 April 2020 to 13 April 2020
RCN 471389723
We train scent detection animals to save lives.


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Very simply, as Discovery Channel nicknamed the race, it’s the "Toughest Footrace on Earth". In a nutshell. It’s:

  • 6 marathons in 6 days through the Sahara desert in Morocco
  • Day 4 is a double marathon (oh yeah, fun…)
  • Temperatures often reach over 50 degrees (122+ Fahrenheit)
  • Full autonomy as you carry all your supplies for the entire race, that means you’re running with a 10kg backpack on your back
  • You sleep in the desert each night in communal goats-hair Berber tents
  • No showers throughout the duration, covered in sand (and sweat!) and also, no, no flushing toilets.  

Sound good? Great! 

Share my journey & donate now ! 5’000$ correspond to 20$ per kilometer run.

Quick note on my chosen Charity : APOPO

Apopo's scent detection rats have been detecting landmines and tuberculosis for 20 years. Apopo provides a low-tech and cost-effective solution to urgent humanitarian challenges. Apopo's innovative scent detection technology has enormous potential to relieve human suffering, inspire positive social change and promote development when deployed in the global fight against tuberculosis and landmines.

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About the charity

RCN 471389723
Our African giant pouched rats, nicknamed HeroRATs, are helping to find landmines and detecting tuberculosis as part of an integrated approach. When deployed alongside standard methods, they speed up the process, getting people’s lives back on track as fast as possible.

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