28 Jul '16, 10am

The Desert Express: A Profile Of Mohamad Ahansal

is a man of considerable charm. He could, in fact, persuade almost anyone into anything. The first time I met him earlier this year in a café in Marrakech, Morocco he said, “Alice, come and do some translation for me at the Trans Atlas Marathon .” The Trans Atlas Marathon is the ultramarathon stage race Mohamad created and directs across the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. “I don’t speak good English and I have lots of competitors coming who need English,” he added. You don’t really say no to the five-time winner of the Marathon des Sables (MdS) , and the thought of a jaunt in the Atlas was really appealing. I duly turned up, ready to do a bit of translation and was promptly, and, with a very mischievous chuckle, handed a race bib for the Trans Atlas Challenge , the shorter-distance event taking place alongside the Trans Atlas Marathon. The next six days were a blur of hi...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2016/07/the-desert-express-a-profi...

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