UltraMirage 100k with founder Amir Ben Gacem

by | Feb 10, 2019 | Podcasts On Performance

Amir Ben Gacem is the founder & race director of ULTRAMIRAGE EL DJERID 100K, the ultra trail that everyone is talking about, especially after we spoke with the 2018 female champion Elisabet Barnes in Episode 15.

The ULTRAMIRAGE is a100km single stage extreme Desert race on the largest salt pan of the Sahara – Chott El Djerid. Runners have 20 hours to finish the race with specific deadlines for each of the five checkpoints. With a stunning backdrop and terrain that includes small sand dunes, salt lake, dried river beds and rocks, what better way to prepare for it than by listening to race director Amir Ben Gacem.

Amir talks to us about why he founded the race, what makes it so special, AND gives some excellent insider tips on how to prepare for it. He also shares news of incredible personal ultra challenge he has set himself: a solo crossing of the Djerid!

Details of this year’s race (Sep 28th) can be found on the official website www.ultramirage.com.


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