Review of Running the Sahara

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Review of Running the Sahara

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Running the Sahara" by Marcel Nickler.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Marcel Nickler is a married man from Switzerland. He is involved in several professional duties in different fields, but passion for running Marathon seems to be his best in general. His wife Monika is always by his side and she does encourage Marcel to move on with his running career. This encouragement help Marcel Nickler make a choice of registering himself for Marathon des Sables which is to be held in Morocco, a country that lies within the Sahara desert. Marcel Nickler has one advantage of having friends who had previously participated in Marathon des Sables some years back. Marcel Nickler gets all the tips he requires to get ready for the race. Marcel and his team have to run varying distances between checkpoints set by the organizers. All the checkpoints are set temporarily at different locations for safety purposes of the participants of Marathon des Sables. Each participant receive water bottle so that no one would suffer dehydration which can lead to health risks. If any participant fails to take his or her water bottle, that may lead to him or her being disqualified from the Marathon des Sables race. Participants of Marathon des Sables are expected to take salt tablets every five minutes, which help restore body nutrients lost through the sweat. After completing the number of kilometers set for each day, all participants are to get back to their temporary shelters called bivouacs, where they take their meals, take bath, rest and read email messages sent to them by friends and family members.

Running the Sahara by Marcel Nickler highlights the benefits of maintaining friendships. This aspect is seen through Marcel Nickler's achievements, in his life, in various ways and from different people. One of his friend Scot Solano, mentored this book. His coach always advice Marcel Nickler on how to succeed in Marathon des Sables. A businessman living in Marakech comes and pick Marcel Nickler from the airport and provide hospitality to Marcel, when he visits Morocco for Marathon des Sables.

Running the Sahara by Marcel Nickler is a book that help the reader understand that to practice sporting activities under extreme hot weather conditions, may be challenging. Organizers have to spend a lot of money in order to win this challenges within a short period time like the case of Marathon des Sables through, setting up checkpoints, availing enough water bottles, setting enough shelters, providing food and ensuring that enough security is there for the participants.

The good thing while reading this book is that you rarely use a dictionary, topics are well simplified for the reader to understand what Marcel highlights, photos placed after chapter six, help the reader understand the reality of what is written by Marcel Nickler. I rate this book 3 out of 4 star because a reader is able to connect between what is in the book and what is in the photos of Marcel Nickler and other participants in Marathon races.

Throughout the book, Marcel Nickler has highlighted many issues from different perspectives and he has discussed more about Marathon des Sables and how it is managed. I recommend this book to professional sports managers who wish to take their participants to regions with extreme hot weather conditions, that they need proper planning for their sports and for the participants in order to win hot weather challenges.

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Post by Edit_or »

The encouragement from Nickler’s wife is what struck me. I love it when a partner stays behind his or her spouse emotionally,intellectually and otherwise. Nice review and a good book too
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Although I am no fan of running, the characters in this book fascinate me. Thanks for a great review.
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Post by Raluca_Mihaila »

This experience provided Marcel with a lot of valuable lessons. Thank you for this detailed review!
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Post by kdstrack »

I enjoyed your description of the way Monika supported her husband's desire to run this marathon. It is interesting that friendships are a main theme in this book about running. This is an intriguing review. Thanks for the recommendation!
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A truly inspiring story about motivation and overcoming challenges.
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Post by NetMassimo »

This seems like an interesting book about extreme sports experiences in which you can test your resistance and much more. Thank you for your great review!
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Post by diana lowery »

Just from reading your review, I learned a lot about extreme running. I am sure the book would be even more informative.
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Post by Kelyn »

I'm not into sports, even running. It's difficult to understand why someone would want to do extreme running! Your review has given great information on it, though. I don't think this one is for me, but thanks for the review.
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Post by Saint Bruno »

I love that his wife is a source of encouragement for what he loved doing. There should be a lot to learn from this book. Thank you for your insightful review and recommendation.
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Maintaining healthy relationships is very important. This book seems very inspirational and I'm glad Marcel took the time to share his views. Lovely review!
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Post by SamaylaM »

I probably would not choose such a book at first glance but your review really makes it sound interesting. Thank you for putting up this comprehensive and nice review!
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Post by MsH2k »

It's interesting that in a book about running marathons, the author stresses the benefits of maintaining friendships.
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Post by shravsi »

This book seems to educate readers about extreme running. Great review.
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