Sahara Race

Sahara Race is a very hot 250 km footrace in one of the varmest deserts on Earth.

The Sahara desert covers most Northern Africa - about 9 million square kilometers.

This race is nominated by TIME magazine nr. 2 of the 10 hardest endurance races in the world.

The enviroment of the Sahara Race contains numerous of sand dunes in different colours, mountains, traces of dried rivers and small oases.

The race is 250 km and held in 6 stages over 7 days.

Most of the stages are about 40 km, except one stage which is about 70-100 km. There will be different cut off time frames from stage to stage based on the level of difficulty.

See the Course of Sahara Race route here.

fter every stage you will sleep in campsites where the night temperature can go below 0 degrees and sandstorms can appear during the night.

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Check out my footages from the Sahara Race 2009

You have to carry all of your own gear and there are no support crews.

The avarage weight of the backpack is about 9 kg.

The race ends in Cario the 31st of October 2009.

See the official website for Sahara Race:

Video highlights of Sahara Race 2008

See YouTube video highlights from Sahara Race 2008. (Click on the pictures)

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Precondition & Preparation

It is a precondition to be well and healthy and very determined to complete an extreme race like Sahara Race. Therefore - the keywords to complete a race like this are preparation and training - physical as well as psychical.

”A fit body is needed to run it, but a strong mind is needed to finish it”