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

Embarking on a 250km journey in the Sahara desert for Apopo Us Inc because 2020 marks the Chinese year of the Metal Rat !

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Apopo Us Inc

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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.

Visit their work at :


  • "Toughest Race on Earth"
  • "Training rats to save lives" +3