Carved by God, Cursed by the Devil

The event is The Marathon of the Sands, one of the world's most brutal adventure races. A 153-mile run through Morocco's Sahara Desert, it is one of the toughest races on the planet. It winds through sand dunes, rock gardens, salt flats, and mountains - all in 120-degree heat. Ted Archer, a top American finisher, tells of the struggles and the people who persevere to conquer this grueling event.

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Words: 75,070
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452382951
About Ted Archer

Ted Archer is a native Californian who works as Vice President of a marketing and operations consulting company. Prior to competing in the Marathon Des Sables, he competed in four marathons and one 50-mile race, Rocky Raccoon, which he won in 2008. His 16th place finish at MDS - the best by an American - was unexpected. Following his 2008 MDS experience, Ted returned in 2009 as part of the first-ever American team to medal at the event (they were 3rd place overall).

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Marathon Des Sables - Interview with Ted Archer
ABC News interviewed author Ted Archer while racing the "Marathon des Sables," or "Marathon of the Sands" in Morocco's Sahara Desert.

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