Brid­get tak­ing part in ‘tough­est race on earth’

Bray People - - NEWS -

BRID­GET BRADY for­merly of The Bridge, Ash­town, Round­wood and who now re­sides in Malaga in Spain will be the only Ir­ish fe­male par­tic­i­pant along with thir­teen Ir­ish male par­tic­i­pants in the Marathon Des Sables Desert Race in Morocco from the 1st to the 11th April.

This race is run over seven days and is a six stage race where there are sev­eral heats, free style, and with food self-suf­fi­ciency over a dis­tance of about 240 Km.

Each par­tic­i­pant must carry his/her own back­pack con­tain­ing food, sleep­ing gear and other ma­te­rial.

This race is known as the tough­est race on earth. The race first started in 1986 with 23 pi­o­neers run­ning. It is the 26th year and this year there will be 877 com­peti­tors.

Brid­get's num­ber is 517 and Eurosport will be cov­er­ing the race ev­ery night at 7.30pm from the 3rd April. TV3 and ITV will also be show­ing it, check your tv guides for times.

We'd like to wish Brid­get the best of luck in this very tough chal­lenge.

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