February 20, 2007. IN THE WESTERN DESERT, Egypt --
Three ultra-endurance athletes have just done something most would
consider insane: They ran the equivalent of two marathons a day for 111
days to become the first modern runners to cross the Sahara Desert's
grueling 4,000 miles. See Story
Three men undertake an unprecedented quest: They will run 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) coast-to-coast across the Sahara Desert, from Senegal to Egypt, in 100 days. Running up to 50 miles (80 kilometers) a day, these international athletes put their bodies and spirits to the test in an amazing feat of human will and endurance.
Kevin Lin (Taiwan), Charlie Engle (USA), Ray Zahab (Canada)