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Luke Birch to run the Desert Marathon in Jordan

Luke Birch will undertake the mammoth task of walking and running the 162.5 mile Wadi Rum Ultra Marathon in the Jordan desert, a five day race in 90 degree heat. 

In order to complete this incredible feat Luke will have to average around 50km a day, that’s just over 6 marathons in 5 days! He will have to carry all the equipment he needs on his back and follow markers through the desert to checkpoints where water is handed out. 

Competitors must train rigorously for this event and must carry an anti-venom pump for any nasty creatures in the desert.   

To find out more information about the Wadi Rum Ultra Marathon click here