Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: 11 Irish runners finish the 2021 Marathon Des Sable Ultra Race

Monday, October 11, 2021

11 Irish runners finish the 2021 Marathon Des Sable Ultra Race

Wikipedia describes it as follows... "Marathon des Sables, or MdS, is a six-day, 251 km ultramarathon, which is approximately the distance of six regular marathons. The longest single stage is 91 km long. This multiday race is held every year in southern Morocco, in the Sahara Desert. It has been regarded as the toughest foot race on Earth."

This year, there were 753 registered runners with 352 finishing the grueling course.

753 Registered / 352 Finishers / 320 DNF (Did Not Finish) /81 DNS (Did Not Start)

An impressive 11 runners from Ireland completed this years race which was the 35th edition.

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Patrick Hamilton 44th
Daniel O’Mahony 70th - Crusaders AC, Dublin
Justin Kilduff 92nd 
Richard Phelan 106th - Crusaders AC, Dublin
Thomas Fitzgibbon 116th - Glanworth, Cork
Philip Oakley 134th - Cork
John McNamara 220th
William Toomes 236th
Andrew Lynch 269th
Joseph Delaney 314th
Shaun Hernon 371st

18 Registered from Ireland / 11 Finished /5 DNF / 2 DNS

I'm not sure how many are from Cork but anyone can let me know what county they're from then I'll update the post.

Thanks to John O'Regan for the above info.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Daniel O’Mahony and Richard Phelan are from Crusaders AC in Dublin.