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Some facts about the MDS

March 12, 2009

2008permds_2mg_6594Here are some more details:

  • this is the 24th edition
  • we will sleep in nomadic open tents, about 10 persons in each.
  • we will have to carry at least 2000 calories for each day,
  • there will be thourough controls of mandatory equipment before and during the race
  • anti-venom pump, signal mirror and rescue flares are mandatory gear
  • 2 moroccan brothers have taken turns to winning the last 12 editions
  • the entrance fee is approx 2700€
  • it can be up to 50˚C (122 ˚F) during the day
  • minimum weight of the backpack with food and equipment for the whole week is at start 6,5 kilos
  • usually there is at least one really long stage +70 K
  • and about water supply: we will be given approx 10 Litres / day (in the morning, during the stage and after stage)
  • and yes, the medical tent tend to be crowded from day 1 – I will try to stay away from it as much as possible:-)
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  1. March 16, 2009 16:24

    We are wishing you well along the way!!!

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