Marathon des Sables 2018 Results

Marathon des Sable 2018
Marathon des Sable 2018

The Marathon des Sables 2018 finished earlier today with a short charity run. Rachid El Morabity won the race for the 6th time, 5th time in a row, and his brother Mohamed El Morabity in his first MdS finished in second place just 26 minutes behind establishing, perhaps a new Morrocan dynasty. Robert Merile from France taking third spot to prevent a clean podium sweep for the hosts.

Former Western States winner American Magdalena Boulet won the womens race, 11th overall. Bouchra Eriksen took second place and British runner Gemma Game held third place from the second day.

Over 1000 runners started this 250 km 6 day stage race.

Pos Name Country Miles
1 Rachid El Morabity MOR 19:35:49
2 Mohamed El Morabity MOR 20:01:28
3 Robert Merile FRA 20:41:00
Women r
1 Magdalena Boulet USA 25:11:19
2 Bouchra Eriksen DEN 26:33:55
3 Gemma Game GBR 27:00:23

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1 Comment

  1. My son finished at 573 – to finish at all is exceptional in a race like that which should be taken in the spirit of to take part is more important than the place you finish at,in one piece and alive to tell the tail. I am just glad I still have a son, my only child who is just under 40 years, and my lovely daughter-in-law, a husband and father to my two lovely grandchildren. To me it does not matter the position he finished so long as he is still with us, well.

    Both my son and myself are ex Military – me, I would have dropped just yards in the environment so to complete and finish in that hostile region is amazing as to all who managed to accomplish.

    Thank you for the limited information it was/is appreciated.

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