I have just received a mail informing me of the inception of the first marathon international Ouarzazate – Porte du désert (doors of the desert).
This new Moroccan marathon will be held on November 4th 2007.
The agenda is attractive.
The route follows 8 km of roads and 37 km of desert trails. It crosses low mountains, wadis (dry riverbeds), sand areas, oasis and the famous movie studios where Gladiator or Lawrence of Arabia (one of my all time favorites) have been shot.
8+37 = 45 km. The race is a little longer than the traditional 42k195 (26.2 miles).
I wish the organizing committee a great race and a great success for this new marathon, held in one of the leading country in track and fields.