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SPOT extends its support of the MARATHON DES SABLES

By [email protected] - 19th October 2017 - 10:58

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. has extended its support of the MARATHON DES SABLES (MDS) for an additional three years. As part of the deal, over 1,450 athletes competing in all MDS events and sister events, RAID AMAZONES, will carry SPOT Gen3® devices for safety and tracking. Since 2015, MDS organisers have used SPOT Gen3 to track and safeguard participants competing in the spectacular footrace across the Sahara desert in Morocco. This year, MDS has expanded its reach beyond this flagship race to a series of international events. Held for over 32 years, MDS has rightfully been dubbed “The World’s Toughest Foot Race” with a gruelling, multi-stage challenge of strength and endurance. The full events comprise of six marathons in six days, covering over 250km, with athletes carrying all their essential supplies. Over the last three MDS races in Morocco, no fewer than 45 competitors were rescued within minutes thanks to SPOT.