Indeed, after taking the 3rd place at the HMDS Fuerteventura, Roberto Gil Lopez decided to embark on this new adventure, and why not, aim for another podium! The dunes of the Canary Islands have not quenched his thirst for sandy adventures, and he is motivated as ever to face the desert of Ica and the surprises it holds for all runners.
He is not the only one to run a second HMDS in three months ... Yes, Edwin Ibarra will be there too! Who is he? He is the man who ran the Half MDS Fuerteventura 3 months ago... Barefoot! He completed all three stages in about 24 hours, without wearing shoes for one second! Yes, it does not look like that, but to finish, standing, after a racing barefoot in the sand desert, and volcanic rocks is a huge achievement!
Finally, we present to you one last profile that certainly did not finish on the podium of the second edition of the HMDS Fuerteventura nor ran barefoot ... But he will run his 5th race in a row in the desert... Two MARATHON DES SABLES, two Half MDS, with the third in Peru in December, for a total of 860 kilometers of sand in 1 year and 3 months.
“I always loved the desert. We can’t see anything. We can’t hear anything. And yet something shines in silence ... » said Antoine de Saint Exupéry.
One would have thought that after having participated in 4 races in the desert, Jérémy Martin would get tired of it... One would be wrong! When the race turns into an incredible human adventure, then and there everything changes.
The desert of Ica is preparing to open its doors to 350 adventurers ready to brave the heat and the sand dunes, during 4 days, for an extraordinary adventure.