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„Wüstenglück - Der Lauf durch die Sahara“

Gerhard Schick (Deutschland) - 52 min

Saturday, 13. Nov. 2010 from 08:30 Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

The „Marathon des Sables“ across the Moroccan Sahara is the hardest ultra-running competition in the world: 250km in six stages across deep desert sands and hard pebbles, with temperatures up to 50° C in the shade. In addition, the participants have to carry their entire equipment, such as food supply, sleeping bag and necessary luggage when running. This film shows the mixture of fear and euphoria, which spreads out among the 850 runners shortly before the start. During the run, the film leaves the real extern conditions and focuses on the inner world of the runners. It shows their pains, their team spirit, their failures and victories, and, in particular, their struggles with themselves. Whoever manages to arrive at the finishing line is, in that moment, the happiest person on the world.