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Marathon des Sables

Marathon des Sables

36th edition ~ from 25 March to 4 April 2022 ~ 250 km in 7 days In March 2022 Aldo will participate in the legendary Marathon des Sables  in the Moroccan Sahara. At 28 years of age, Patrick BAUER decided to make for the Sahara to try to traverse a 350km expanse of uninhabited desert, on foot, alone, where he wouldn’t come across a single village, oasis or watering place. Totally self-sufficient, with a rucksack weighing 35kg and containing water…

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24 Hores d’Ultrafons en Pista Barcelona

24 Hores d’Ultrafons en Pista Barcelona

12h – 120km On december 11th Serge will participate in the 24h of Barcelona. This ultrarace will take place on a running track. He will attempt to run 120km in 12 hours. In doing so he will be able to qualify for participation in the Spartathlon Ultra race in Greece. SPARTATHLON is a historic ultra-distance foot race that takes place in September of every year in Greece. It is one of the most difficult and satisfying ultra-distance races in the…

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The Tusker – Expedition Ultra Trail Run – cancelled

The Tusker – Expedition Ultra Trail Run – cancelled

370 km – max. 108 hours – 11.500m elevation This race has been cancelled due to Covid. In July 2021, Serge will participate in the Tusker Run. The Tusker is a 230 Mile (370km), non stop, self navigated, semi-supported ultra trail run through the Eden To Addo Wildlife Corridor. Runners will traverse 7 mountain ridges as they race through 5 of the 7 natural biomes in South Africa from the start in Addo to the finish at Diepwalle. About the…

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A grieving mother’s marathon

A grieving mother’s marathon

Gina Young, of Viola, Ill., trains for the Quad Cities Marathon’s half-marathon in the cemetery where her son, John-Michael Perry, is buried. The 20-year-old died Aug. 3, 2016, after falling out of a moving car while leaving the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport with friends. The grieving mother says she is running the race to honor her late son and help heal her pain.

Reverend Philip Sourbut runs half marathon as “Act of defiance” against grief.

Reverend Philip Sourbut runs half marathon as “Act of defiance” against grief.

A Church of England minister who recently completed his first half-marathon at the age of 61 says he took up running as an “act of defiance” against grief. Reverend Philip Sourbut completed the Great West Run in Exeter in two hours and five minutes. He said he was “disappointed not to do the race in under two hours but relieved to have still been running at the end.” The Director of Mission and Ministry for the Church of England in Devon only…

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Brian Thomas – The healing power of 1000 miles of ultrarunning

Brian Thomas – The healing power of 1000 miles of ultrarunning

Dr. Thomas explores the effect of ultrarunning on persevering after loss. Dr. Brian Thomas is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Saginaw Valley State University where he teaches and does research on global cultures and food. Dr. Thomas has been running ultramarathons for over a decade. He has successfully completed over a dozen ultramarathons including three 100 mile runs and a solo, unsupported 50k run on the Great Wall of China. He is currently training to run the Hallucination 100…

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In Flanders Fields (relay) marathon – cancelled

In Flanders Fields (relay) marathon – cancelled

22° In Flanders Fields Marathon –  19/09/2021 at 10am This race has been cancelled due to Covid. No belgian marathon event is more about commemoration than the In Flanders Fields marathon. On the battlefield of WWI all participants will remember the importance of the historic event that took place, in honour of those who gave their lives for our country. IFF Marathon can be ran as a regular marathon or as a relay race.  Several of the R2R members will…

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Alternative to Garmin team trail – race report

Alternative to Garmin team trail – race report

On June 6th 2020 Serge and Emanuele would have participated in the 200km estafette Garmin team trail in Spain. Unfortunately, due to Covid19 the Garmin trail 2020 was cancelled.  But instead of just cancelling the race they both commited to running their part of the Garmin team trail in their own country. This meant that on June 6th 2020 they ran 100km with a 3.000 meter ascent simultaneously.  Friendship, dedication to our community and determination made sure they met their target….

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Cancelled – Maasmarathon of the Basse-Meuse

Cancelled – Maasmarathon of the Basse-Meuse

After participating in the 100km del Sahara as a walker Livia got inspired to try running one more time. She did try it more than once in the past but she did always quit before reaching any distance over 5km. This time it was different. When she started running in November 2019 she noticed that the walking had already improved her endurance and being outside also makes her feel close to her missing son. And so running became a welcome…

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