Running from Shadows

My Marathon des Sables . . . and beyond


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“How I drank urine and bat blood to survive.”

Readers of my book might recall the story of Italian policeman Mauro Prosperi, the 1994 Marathon des Sables competitor who disappeared off the Moroccan Sahara course for 10 days and wound up in Algeria. In this recently published BBC News magazine article Mauro speaks of his near-death experience from that time . . .

Top tip: don’t get lost in a desert!

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