April 7, 2012 by Meghan Hicks · 29 Comments
A preview of the 2012 Marathon des Sables.
April 5, 2012 by Meghan Hicks · 5 Comments
A video interview with Rachid El Morabity, the 2011 Marathon des Sables champion, prior to the 2012 race.
July 15, 2011 by Bryon Powell · 24 Comments
Bryon Powell talks about his trail running adventures before and after LASIK vision correction.
September 6, 2010 by Meghan Hicks · 13 Comments
Meghan Hicks reviews the Terra Nova Laser 20L pack, which she used at the 2010 Marathon des Sables.
April 12, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 2 Comments
A video interview with Mohamad Ahansal the day after he won his third consecutive Marathon des Sables.
April 9, 2010 by Bill Henderson, MD · 20 Comments
A physician and exercise physiologist with desert racing experience examines heat acclimation in runners.
April 9, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 9 Comments
iRunFar presents news and result updates for the 2010 Marathon des Sables.
April 2, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 1 Comment
iRunFar brings together its Marathon des Sables articles to create a Marathon des Sables Guide and resource center.
April 2, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 5 Comments
iRunFar previews the 2010 Marathon des Sables stage race.
March 19, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 14 Comments
Bryon Powell explains the gear he used at the 2009 Marathon des Sables stage race… and whether he’d use it again.
September 2, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 3 Comments
Anyone who’s been following iRunFar for more than half a year knows that we love the Marathon des Sables. I personally ran the 2009 edition and can’t wait to go back. I just can’t get enough of MdS. Anyway, I recently had the good fortune to learn that Marathon of the Sands, a documentary on […]
June 15, 2009 by Meghan Hicks · 6 Comments
With this review, I feel as if I am revealing the location of an endangered animal, what could be perceived as both a documentation of an important scientific occurrence and a callous expose. While I’m aware that my gear-review subject, the Inov-8 Race Pro 22 backpack, is a widely available inanimate object, I still think […]
May 21, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 6 Comments
One interesting aspect of the Marathon des Sables is that each of the awards is named for a sponsor. I and the rest of Dreamchasers USA team were awarded the Buff Trophy for finishing third. In a beautiful coincidence, I and others in the American contingent fell in love with the enormously versatile Buff during […]
April 13, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 14 Comments
Anyone who has run a self-sufficient stage race knows that the contents of your backpack become the foundation of your world throughout the week. Need to take care of a problem? A solution had better be in the pack, because if it’s not there, you’re SOL. Fortunately, my 25 liters of supplies were more than […]
April 5, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 15 Comments
Wish I could have posted results earlier, but I missed a small window to post in camp after the Stage 4 results were posted and have been tied up since we arrive back in Ouarzazate yesterday afternoon. Anyway, I finished the full marathon distance Stage 4 in 3:42, which was good enough for 26th on […]