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On Friday 8th April, 1200 athletes descended into the Sahara Desert from across the globe. During the 6hr coach journey from the airport to the first bivouac tent mates were chosen. These 7 people were going to be the closest people to you for the next 10 days. Probably sharing some of your highest and lowest moments you have ever experienced. Arriving at 18:30hrs, the desert was in darkness. Dragging my wheelie suitcase over the rocky terrain to Tent 138, home. It was the start of living a simple human adventure that was going to test my physical and mental boundaries. The Tent (use the word loosely) is black thick cloth held up in the centre by two large sticks, secured down by 4 tent pegs. The first night in the desert was tough. The wind whistled through the tent bringing with it all the sand. Even, with a roll mat and sleeping bag I was freezing. Wearing long running leggings, long sleeve top and a down jacket I quickly realised that I needed to be taking extra layers to sleep in at night during the race.

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Tell me about your running background, when did you start running and what have you done to date? I come from an athletic background as a former college baseball player at Bradley University, but I didn’t start running long-distance until 2011

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Expedition Foods was incredibly lucky to meet up with Noahs Sailing Team, the first Chinese sailing team to enter the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. As China’s first and only TP52 yacht, the team are on a mission to promote and increase professional sailing in China. We were pleased to find out more about their plans, their biggest challenges and what they think of Expedition Foods. We spoke to 3 sailors, their coach Rob Hielkema, mid-trimmer Eli and Afar, a new sailor to the team.

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This summer one of our favourite mountaineers, 21 year old Will Kernick, successfully summited an un-climbed 5,023m peak which he has since nicknamed Nutcracker Peak. Will describes standing on the summit of a peak that had never been climbed as an unparalleled experience

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Between 1 and 10 October 2015 two Jersey athletes, Pete Wright and Steve Hayes, will be taking on one of their toughest challenges to date, the Jungle Marathon. The Jungle Marathon takes place in the state of Para in Brazil’s Amazon jungle. This extreme marathon covers 254km which is completed in six stages throughout the week. Competitors are required to carry their own food and equipment for the week, and nights are spent sleeping in hammocks at checkpoint campsites along the shores of the river. The difficulty of the Jungle Marathon is not measured by its distance but by its terrain where competitors encounter challenges such as extreme humidity, mud, water crossings and insects that test them physically and mentally.

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