Marathon in Sahara Desert - level 1

Marathon in Sahara Desert - level 1

16-04-2013 14:00

There is a marathon in the Sahara Desert. It is 75 kilometres long. The best runners finish it in seven hours. The slowest runners can run for up to 30 hours. Most people start at the same time. The best 15 men and women start later.

The marathon is not easy. People know this. It is very hot. It is very important to drink a lot of water. It is also important not to start very fast.

The way is also difficult because it changes. Sometimes the marathon goes up or down very much. The runners have to change their speed too.

Interesting words: runner (person who runs), difficult (not easy).

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