Marathon Des Sables Update
My big brother and the boys completed the most challenging day of their 240km race across the Sahara desert yesterday. They ran the equivalent of two back to back Marathons (81km) in one day. Wow!
My brother Barry started running at 9am and finished at midnight. 81km in 14hrs 50 mins. He is now in the top 300 and I am so proud of him. He is my absolute hero. He makes me believe that anything is possible. I’ve been so worried about him doing this but judging by his messages he is loving every second of it. As he ran past the web cam he blew a kiss to his beautiful wife and held up his 101 Things patch! Love it!
Tim and Billy also finished the day strongly and finished in just over 13 hours which is incredible!
The best thing of all is that all the guys are safe and well. They have a rest day today so they can get ready for the next two days running. On Friday they have 42km to run and Saturday is an easy 21km to the finish line!
Come on team Desert Durham! We are all rooting for you!
(Desert Durham are running to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and Rainforest concern whilst also letting people know about 101 Things and that anything is possible)
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