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BBC Minute: On the 'world's toughest race'

It's approximately the length of six normal marathons, has to be completed within six days and takes place under the baking Saharan sun in Morocco. It's no wonder the Marathon des Sables has earned the moniker of the 'world's toughest foot race'. BBC Minute speaks to two winners of the challenge, to see what motivates and inspires them to compete.

Picture: A competitor leaps as he takes part in the Marathon des Sables in southern Morocco Credit: JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images

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