Exactly one year I have finished the toughest marathon in the world - Marathon des Sables (MdS). To celebrate this small anniversary I decided to translate and transcribe the interview that I had with RTV Noord on the second day after arriving from the marathon.
Interviewer: This man next to me may have seen nothing but sand for the six days, he has run 227 kilometers through the heavy sands of the Sahara, at 40 degrees Celsius. Alex van Ginneken from the city of Groningen participated in the Marathon des Sables, as it was called. You came back last night with a few hours of sleep. How do you feel now?
Alex: Very fit actually. But I was home tonight at noon, I guess. And I was awake again at 6 this morning.
Interviewer: To get a picture of your performance - How were the days? say how many kilometers per day did you have to run?
Alex: It varies a little bit per day, but on average was about 40 km a day and...