Steve’s Sahara race for child poverty

Steve Smedley is running across the Sahara to raise money for children hit by poverty

Steve Smedley is running across the Sahara to raise money for children hit by poverty

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Social housing consultant Steve Smedley is to run six marathons in six days across the Sahara Desert to raise money for charity.

The 50-year-old, of Fritchley, is taking on the gruelling Marathon des Sables – dubbed the toughest foot race on earth – in a bid to raise cash for Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), which campaigns for an end to child poverty in the UK.

Runners in the 156-mile ‘ultramarathon’ across the Moroccan Sahara must endure temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, carrying all their equipment on their backs and sleeping in tents along the way.

 

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