Bridget taking part in ‘toughest race on earth’
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.