It’s only a few days until our team of runners set off on the ultimate endurance test in the Namibian Desert. The Namibia 24-hour ultra marathon is a race over 126km in 24-hours, all contestants will be completely self reliant from the start to finish and will need to carry all their own food and equipment on their backs. For 2009 we have a Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton and a team from Men’s Fitness magazine joining us.
The Namibia 24 hour Ultra Marathon is rapidly becoming known as the ultimate endurance test for distance runners. Our route will take you into the northern Namib Desert, the oldest desert in the world and the largest and most remote National Park in Africa. If the landscape does not help to keep mind and soul occupied, the ostrich and springbuck you will pass along the way should bring your thoughts into focus.<p>
For 2009 our route has increased in distance slightly to 126km – that’s three full marathons! You will race 126km in 24 hours across the vast expanse of desert, through the endless space of gravel plains framed by distant ridges and mountains, past dramatic upheavals of granite inselbergs and all under the clearest of blue skies during the day and a full moon during the night.<p>
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