The Toughest Race On Earth

In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story.
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The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 1: Introduction & Gaining Entry

The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 1: Introduction & Gaining Entry In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story. Introduction The Marathon Des Sables is a totally unique event in […]

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The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 2: Preparing For The Event

The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 2: Preparing For The Event In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story. 1 January 1998 began with a monster hangover and a New […]

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The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 3: Setting Out For Southern Morocco

The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 3: Setting Out For Southern Morocco In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story. The morning of 26 March 1998 began in much the […]

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The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 4: Travelling To The Desert

The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 4: Travelling To The Desert In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story. My first morning in Ouarzazate saw me stumble out of bed […]

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The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 5: The Final Countdown

The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 5: The Final Countdown In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story. First light was around 6:00am and within minutes most people were up […]

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