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Monday, March 23, 2009

IT Nut to Race Across Desert

IT wizard and running fanatic Martin Taylor is getting ready to run across the Sahara desert after months of traning in the Qatar desert.

Martin left his high powered job in Holland in February and came to Qatar in search of a new life and adventure. Now he is preparing for the run of his life in the Marathon Des Sables, a 6 day, 151 mile run across the Morroccan desert with only the food the runners can carry.

Martin is doing this in aid of charity. The charity he is sponsoring is Facing Africa. Facing Africa supports victims of Noma, a ravaging and gangrenous disease which destroys the faces of young children. Facing Africa sends out teams of surgeons to Africa to rebuild the faces of these young victims.

To read about the charity and its work visit Facing Africa: Noma. You can also sponsor Martin on his run, or visit Martin's blog to follow his progress across the desert.

Noma - BBC report:

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