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The Toughest Footrace on Earth?

One of the highlights for Science Fitness this year was spending time with endurance sport guru Simon Ward at the Triathlon Expo. Simon, taking time out of his epic preparations for the Marathon Des Sables, gave a brilliantly entertaining and educational seminar at the Triathlon Stage on the Saturday afternoon, speaking about the Three Critical Factors for a Killer Triathlon Season, and if you missed it, you missed out. Simon was speaking on behalf of Science Fitness and did a brilliant job handing out some samples to the crowd as you can see!

We don’t call Simon guru lightly. He is four times Triathlon Coach of the Year, as voted by readers of 220Triathlon Magazine, has coached over 251 Ironman finishers (and, no small feat, has completed 12 himself, including the infamous Norseman and Inferno) and has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the swimmers and track and field athletes at the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000.

Simon is using Science Fitness on his ordeal over the Marathon Des Sables (which, by the way, he is running right now!) one of the most notorious races in the endurance calendar. No ordinary footrace, the MDS is considered the toughest foot race on Earth, stretching a massive 156 miles across the burning Moroccan Sahara.

Over the course of the 5 day race, 120,000 litres of water will be consumed by the contestants, battling the sand as well as the sun (chaffing is quite the issue), and we’re proud that Simon has chosen to take Science Fitness as his nutrition of choice over this toughest of courses.

Check out more information on the Marathon Des Sables here and shake your head in abject amazement at the sheer scale of the adventure and see more of the brilliant imagery you see in this blog.  Or altenratively discover TheTriathlonCoach website, where you can look into their services and read their case studies.

We hope to bring you more informative and exciting hints, tips and advice from Simon and TheTriathlonCoach in future (we’ll let him recover from the Sahara Desert first) so make sure you sign up to our newsletter and keep your eyes peeled on our blog.

Best of luck to Simon, we’re with you every step of the way!

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