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Midlands Sahara Desert runner

A man from Warwickshire is preparing to take part in what's described as the toughest race on earth. Andy Hughes will be running the equivalent of six marathons in six days in the gruelling Marathon Des Sables, which starts this weekend.

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Leamington Spa runner begins gruelling Sahara Desert marathon

A man from Leamington Spa is about to embark on a gruelling run, which is described as the toughest footrace on earth.

Andy Heath, 57, will begin the 156-mile Marathon de Sables across the Sahara Desert this weekend.

He says it's difficult trying to prepare for the run without causing an injury.

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