Congratulations to Fiona Oakes on her successful completion of the 2014 Marathon des Sables – about 240km over 6 days in the Sahara desert carrying all her own supplies (and Percy). It says a lot about the toughness of this event that over 100 of around 1,000 competitors failed to stay the course. It says a lot about Fiona’s nature that she decided to sacrifice the finishing time she is capable of to ensure a fellow competitor made it to the finish.
Fiona Oakes is a truly inspirational athlete. In 2013 she broke three world records and is now the fastest woman to run a marathon on each Continent and the North Pole in elapsed and aggregate time. This year she completed the toughest foot race on the planet for the second time – the Marathon des Sables