Nearly 1,000 competitors from more than 50 countries will be standing at the starting line of the 34th annual 250-kilometer ultra-marathon.

Jay Batchen, a 13 time finisher of the Marathon des Sables, reminds runners of the importance of keeping backpacks light on Thursday, April 4. Photo by Anton L. Delgado/Morocco World News.
Anton interned with Morocco World News as a news correspondent and staff photographer from March to May 2019.