ROB’S STORY SO FAR
In 2016 Rob Pope embarked on an enormous journey, running across the United States (and beyond) to raise both funds and awareness for causes he really believes in - Peace Direct and the World Wildlife Fund. His journey took him across the nation entirely more than FOUR TIMES, covering over 15,700 miles and resulting in several records (including a Guinness World Record) and many, many more significant milestones. To learn more about Rob’s journey across the USA, scroll down to the ‘About Rob’ section.
Now, Rob’s next challenge awaits:
THE MARATHON DES SABLES
The Marathon des Sables is an annual six-day ultramarathon held in Morocco covering 156 miles (250 km) - the length of six regular marathons. Situated in the largest and most inhospitable hot desert on Earth - the Sahara Desert - and requiring participants to carry all of their food, this is one of the world’s most intense and gruelling adventures.
Rob will be competing in this, the 34th edition of the marathon, from April 7th 2019. He will once again be raising funds and awareness for Peace Direct and the World Wildlife Fund, so please support him here and through social media channels as well as supporting the causes he cares so deeply about with a donation.
UPDATE! Rob has finished in 14th place overall, in a field of world champions and is tired but happy. See the blog for his race report!