El Morabity brothers lead Marathon Des Sables, Debats dominates women's race

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Published on April 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:04s

El Morabity brothers lead Marathon Des Sables, Debats dominates women's race

Moroccan brothers Rachid and Mohamed El Morabity dominate day 2 of the Marathon Des Sables as Dutchwoman Debats clinches her second successive stage win.

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El Morabity brothers lead Marathon Des Sables, Debats dominates women's race

SHOWS: VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MOROCCO (APRIL 8, 2019) (MARATHON DES SABLES TV - NO RESALES) (STAGE 2) 1.

SAND DUNES IN DESERT 2.

SUN BEHIND DUNES 3.

RACHID PREPARING FOR STAGE 2 START 4.

RUNNERS STARTING SECOND STAGE 5.

VARIOUS OF RUNNERS IN ACTION 6.

RACHID LOOKING AT THE SOLE OF HIS SHOE AS RUNNERS PASS HIM 7.

VARIOUS OF RUNNERS GOING PAST PALM TREES 8.

RUNNER CLIMBING OVER SAND DUNE (MUTE) 9.

EL MORABITY BROTHERS RUNNING IN SAND 10.

MOHAMED EL MORABITY WINS SECOND STAGE AHEAD OF BROTHER RACHID 11.

ABDELKADER EL MOUAZIZ (7) FINISHING THIRD 12.

DEBATS WINNING SECOND STAGE FOR WOMEN'S RACE STORY: Seven time Marathon Des Sables champion Rachid El Morabity and his younger brother Mohamed dominated the first two days of the event on Sunday (April 7) and Monday (April 8) with Dutchwoman Ragna Debats dominating the women's field.

On Monday, the younger El Morabity brother took home the honours with a time of two hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.

Rachid trailed by only six seconds to finish second and Abdelkader El Mouaziz was third - coming in over three minutes later.

Debats finished as the quickest woman, 10th fastest overall, with a time of three hours 14 minutes and 22 seconds, a full 44 minutes ahead of her competition.

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