Sunday, April 11, 2010

Riding Waves of Sand to MdS Finish

After crossing the finish line yesterday after the 21.2 kilometer (13.1 mile) final stage of the 25th Marathon de Sables, Jennifer and Lane are enjoying some well deserved down time in Morocco before heading back to the ATL later this week. While many of the MdS competitors arrived at the start of Stage 1 with one goal - To finish one of the toughest footraces on earth - Lane continued to move up in the overall standings with each stage, and flew through Stage 6 to the finish, and the completion of a six-day, 151 mile desert quest. Among 1013 runners, Jennifer finished as the 7th Overall Woman. Cheers to both of you. Lots of superlatives come to mind right now, but the best that I can come up with at the moment is Wow...

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Stunning scenery and brutal conditions. The fact that Jen and Lane continued to get stronger as they went longer in all of that sand and all of that heat is truly amazing.

Way to go Team Vogel. Thanks for letting us join you for a virtual glimpse of a part of the world that many of us will never see with our own eyes.

Each of us was there with you every step of the way.


Stay tuned for race photos and additional race info as they become available.

All The Best,

Jon Ross


Rahn said...

Thats awesome! WoooooHoooo to both of you!

Jen said...

Absolutely amazing - you guys are superheroes!!

jen Ridgley