Good luck to Ian Hickson of Clonmult who is in Morocco this weekend to attack the Sahara to take on what Discovery Channel called ‘ The toughest foot race in the world’. Ian is the man we have all met running the roads around Clonmult with the ‘Bag on his back’. This coming week he will take part in the Marathon des Sables. In its 28th year, already a legendary test of endurance, 150 miles in six days, with up to 50 degrees heat. This year the longest stage is 62 miles.

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