The great challenge Marathon Des Sables has come to an end and we are very happy with the results achieved. The Alicante´s team, formed by Antonio García (president of the "ADHD Association”), Miguel Ángel Cayuela (president of the “Asociación Ultrafondo Solidario”), and Francisco Javier López (known by everyone as "Mimi"), with the sponsorship of Hotel Don Pancho, has obtained FOURTH PLACE in the general classification by team, in "the toughest race on Earth”". Their goal is to raise funds to help children and families with ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome and Autism.
The three athletes have taken their motto "the best race, the smile of a child", through the dunes of the Sahara Desert. Undoubtedly, the incredible purpose for which they participated has given them the courage and determination to move forward in each stage of this hard journey.
We are left with the experiences of these amazing athletes who without a second thought launched themselves into this tremendous adventure.
In the words of Antonio García, "it is not just a very hard challenge, it is also a unique opportunity to run through one of the most beautiful and magical places on the planet and enjoy sunrises and sunsets that mark your life forever".
Miguel Angel Cayuela in his Facebook account, shares with all his followers three words that perfectly describe the values he takes with him from the race: friendship, companionship and honesty. And continues saying that being part of the MDS2017´s team was a dream come true!
And what to say about Mimi, who has also finished in the 14th place of the individual classification (of 1200 participants from all over the world!). The best position achieved by a Valencian in the Marathon Des Sables.
The Hotel Don Pancho is very proud to have participated in this MSD2017 challenge, not only for the excellent results obtained, but also for the solidarity goal pursued by our athletes.
Congratulations champions for your incredible effort throughout the race. We are very proud of you. Bravo!