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Marathon des Sables Survey Data

Dr. Genis Pieterse (PhD) Marathon des Sables 2013 Pre & Post Race Survey Data
7/1/2013

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Pre-Race Survey Data

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What is your gender?


I prefer not to respond 0.0%

What is your gender? Answer Options Female Male I prefer not to respond Response Percent 13.3% 86.7% 0.0% Response Count 10 65 0 75 0

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Male 86.7%

Female

13.3%

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What is your age?


I prefer not to respond 75 or older 65 to 74 55 to 64 45 to 54 35 to 44 25 to 34 18 to 24 1.3% 1.3% 0.0% 1.3% 1.3% 24.0% 37.3% 33.3%

What is your age? Answer Options 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 to 74 75 or older I prefer not to respond Response Percent 1.3% 33.3% 37.3% 24.0% 1.3% 1.3% 0.0% 1.3% Response Count 1 25 28 18 1 1 0 1 75 0

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How many years have you been actively running distances longer than 8 km's (5 miles)?
I prefer not to respond 26 plus Years 21 to 25 Years 16 to 20 Years 11 to 15 Years 6 to 10 Years 1 to 5 Years 2.7% 10.7% 12.0% 22.7% 40.0% 0.0% 12.0%

How many years have you been actively running distances longer than 8 km's (5 miles)? Answer Options 1 to 5 Years 6 to 10 Years 11 to 15 Years 16 to 20 Years 21 to 25 Years 26 plus Years I prefer not to respond Response Percent 40.0% 22.7% 12.0% 10.7% 2.7% 12.0% 0.0% Response Count 30 17 9 8 2 9 0 75 0

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Have you competed in a multi-stage, self sufficiency race before?

Have you competed in a multimulti-stage, self sufficiency race before? Answer Options Response Percent 18.7% 78.7% 2.7% 0.0% Response Count 14 59 2 0 75 0

I prefer not to respond

0.0%

Yes No Yes, but did not complete the event I prefer not to respond

Yes, but did not complete the event

2.7%

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No

78.7%

Yes

18.7%

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How long have you been training for the Marathon des Sables?
I prefer not to respond 5 Years plus 4 to 5 Years 3 to 4 Years 2 to 3 Years 1 to 2 Years Less than 1 Year 37.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 61.6%

How long have you been training for the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Less than 1 Year 1 to 2 Years 2 to 3 Years 3 to 4 Years 4 to 5 Years 5 Years plus I prefer not to respond Response Percent 37.0% 61.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% Response Count 27 45 0 0 0 1 0 73 2

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What was / is your average weekly millage between weeks 12 and 8 leading up to the Marathon des Sables event?
I prefer not to respond 100km (63miles) plus per week 90km (56miles) to 100km (63miles) 80km (50miles) to 90km (56miles) 70km (44miles) to 80km (50miles) 60km (38miles) to 70km (44miles) 50km (31miles) to 60km Less than 50km (31miles) per week 8.2% 1.4% 9.6% 6.8% 11.0% 19.2% 20.5% 23.3%

What was / is your average weekly millage between weeks 12 and 8 leading up to the Marathon des Sables event? Answer Options Less than 50km (31miles) per week 50km (31miles) to 60km (38miles)per week 60km (38miles) to 70km (44miles) per week 70km (44miles) to 80km (50miles) per week 80km (50miles) to 90km (56miles) per week 90km (56miles) to 100km (63miles) per week 100km (63miles) plus per week I prefer not to respond Response Percent 8.2% 23.3% 20.5% 19.2% 11.0% 6.8% 9.6% 1.4% Response Count 6 17 15 14 8 5 7 1 73 2

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What was / is your average weekly millage between weeks 8 and 4 leading up to the MdS event?
I prefer not to respond 100km (63miles) plus per week 90km (56miles) to 100km 80km (50miles) to 90km 70km (44miles) to 80km 60km (38miles) to 70km 50km (31miles) to 60km Less than 50km (31miles) per 0.0% 9.6% 17.8% 15.1% 19.2% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 6.8% 13.7% 1.4% 16.4%

What was / is your average weekly millage between weeks 8 and 4 leading up to the MdS event? Answer Options Less than 50km (31miles) per week 50km (31miles) to 60km (38miles)per week 60km (38miles) to 70km (44miles) per week 70km (44miles) to 80km (50miles) per week 80km (50miles) to 90km (56miles) per week 90km (56miles) to 100km (63miles) per week 100km (63miles) plus per week I prefer not to respond Response Percent 19.2% 15.1% 17.8% 9.6% 13.7% 6.8% 16.4% 1.4% Response Count 14 11 13 7 10 5 12 1 73 2

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What was / is your average weekly millage between weeks 4 and 1 leading up to the MdS event?
I prefer not to respond 100km (63miles) plus per week 90km (56miles) to 100km (63miles) 80km (50miles) to 90km (56miles) 70km (44miles) to 80km (50miles) 60km (38miles) to 70km (44miles) 50km (31miles) to 60km Less than 50km (31miles) per week 1.4% 5.5% 5.5% 1.4% 13.7% 12.3% 23.3% 37.0%

What was / is your average weekly millage between weeks 4 and 1 leading up to the MdS event? Answer Options Less than 50km (31miles) per week 50km (31miles) to 60km (38miles)per week 60km (38miles) to 70km (44miles) per week 70km (44miles) to 80km (50miles) per week 80km (50miles) to 90km (56miles) per week 90km (56miles) to 100km (63miles) per week 100km (63miles) plus per week I prefer not to respond Response Percent 37.0% 23.3% 12.3% 13.7% 1.4% 5.5% 5.5% 1.4% Response Count 27 17 9 10 1 4 4 1 73 2

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Do you do any cross-training?


I prefer not to respond 1.4%

Do you do any crosscross-training? Answer Options Yes No I don't know what cross-training is I prefer not to respond Response Percent 79.5% 19.2% 0.0% 1.4% Response Count 58 14 0 1 73 2

I don't know what cross-training is

0.0%

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No

19.2%

Yes

79.5%

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80.0% 70.0% 60.0% 50.0% 40.0% 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 0.0%

59.6%

71.2%

What activities are included in your cross training? (Select as many as may be applicable)
51.9% 32.7% 25.0% 38.5%

What activities are included in your cross training? (Select as many as may be applicable) Answer Options Swimming Deep Water Running Cycling (Spinning etc.) Indoor Rowing Stair Climbing Walking Elliptical Trainer Yoga Plyometrics Strength Training Stretching Skiing I prefer not to respond Response Percent 32.7% 0.0% 59.6% 13.5% 17.3% 51.9% 13.5% 25.0% 11.5% 71.2% 38.5% 7.7% 0.0% Response Count 17 0 31 7 9 27 7 13 6 37 20 4 0 52 23

13.5%

17.3%

13.5%

11.5%

0.0%

7.7% Strength Training Stretching Skiing

Deep Water Running

Elliptical Trainer

Yoga

I prefer not to respond

Indoor Rowing

Cycling (Spinning etc.)

Stair Climbing

Plyometrics

Swimming

Walking

0.0%

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How many days per week do you train?


I prefer not to respond 7 days per week 6 days per week 5 days per week 4 days per week 3 days per week 2 days per week 1 day per week 0.0% 0.0% 7.7% 16.9% 29.2% 0.0% 6.2% 40.0%

How many days per week do you train? Answer Options 1 day per week 2 days per week 3 days per week 4 days per week 5 days per week 6 days per week 7 days per week I prefer not to respond Response Percent 0.0% 0.0% 7.7% 16.9% 29.2% 40.0% 6.2% 0.0% Response Count 0 0 5 11 19 26 4 0 65 10

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Are you, or will you carbo-load prior to participating in the Marathon des Sables?
I prefer not to respond 0.0%

Are you, or will you carbocarbo-load prior to participating in the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Yes No Maybe Don't know what carbo-loading is I prefer not to respond 32.3% Response Percent 36.9% 29.2% 32.3% 1.5% 0.0% Response Count 24 19 21 1 0 65 10

Don't know what carbo-loading is

1.5%

Maybe

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No

29.2%

Yes

36.9%

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How many Calories are you taking with on the Marathon des Sables?
I prefer not to respond More than 25,000 kCal's 25,000 kCal's 24,000 kCal's 23,000 kCal's 22,000 kCal's 21,000 kCal's 20,000 kCal's 19,000 kCal's 18,000 kCal's 17,000 kCal's 16,000 kCal's 15,000 kCal's 14,000 kCal's Less than 14,000 kCal's 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 3.1% 1.5% 13.8% 7.7% 10.8% 10.8% 16.9% 30.8%

How many Calories are you taking with on the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Less than 14,000 kCal's 14,000 kCal's 15,000 kCal's 16,000 kCal's 17,000 kCal's 18,000 kCal's 19,000 kCal's 20,000 kCal's 21,000 kCal's 22,000 kCal's 23,000 kCal's 24,000 kCal's 25,000 kCal's More than 25,000 kCal's I prefer not to respond Response Percent 30.8% 16.9% 10.8% 10.8% 7.7% 13.8% 1.5% 3.1% 3.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 20 11 7 7 5 9 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 65 10

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Have you sustained any serious bone, muscle or tendon injuries during the three months leading up to the Marathon des Sables?

Have you sustained any serious bone, muscle or tendon injuries during the three months leading up to the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Yes No I prefer not to respond Response Percent 24.6% 73.8% 1.5% Response Count 16 48 1 65 10

I prefer not to respond

1.5%

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No

73.8%

Yes

24.6%

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What is the present condition of your physical health?


I prefer not to respond 0.0%

What is the present condition of your physical health? Answer Options Excellent, no underlying issues Good Average, some minor underlying issues Bad, some major underlying issues I prefer not to respond Response Percent 36.9% 47.7% 13.8% 1.5% 0.0% Response Count 24 31 9 1 0 65 10

Bad, some major underlying issues Average, some minor underlying issues Good

1.5%

13.8%

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47.7%

Excellent, no underlying issues

36.9%

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Do you, or have you suffered any of the following running injuries during the six months leading up to the Marathon des Sables?

Do you, or have you suffered any of the following running injuries during the six months leading up to the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), known as runner's knee Achilles Tendinitis Hamstring Issues Plantar Fasciitis Tibial bone strain, known as Shinsplints Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) Stress Fracture Calf Strain Hip Pain Lower Back Pain Shoulder Pain Neck Pain Headaches (more then 1 per week) Morton's neuroma I prefer not to respond Other issues not listed Response Percent 12.3% 13.8% 13.8% 13.8% 9.2% 24.6% 6.2% 18.5% 13.8% 24.6% 6.2% 7.7% 1.5% 0.0% 27.7% Response Count 8 9 9 9 6 16 4 12 9 16 4 5 1 0 18 18 65 10

I prefer not to respond 27.7% Morton's neuroma 0.0% Headaches (more then 1 per week) 1.5% Neck Pain 7.7% Shoulder Pain 6.2% Lower Back Pain 24.6% Hip Pain 13.8% Calf Strain 18.5% Stress Fracture 6.2% Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) 24.6% Tibial bone strain, known as 9.2% Plantar Fasciitis 13.8% Hamstring Issues 13.8% Achilles Tendinitis 13.8% Patellofemoral pain syndrome 12.3% 0.0% 5.0% 10.0%15.0%20.0%25.0%30.0%

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Are you blister prone?

Are you blister prone? Answer Options Response Percent 16.9% 72.3% 10.8% 0.0% Response Count 11 47 7 0 65 10

I prefer not to respond

0.0%

Yes No Don't Know I prefer not to respond 10.8%

Don't Know

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No

72.3%

Yes

16.9%

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What are the main areas where blisters develop?


Other (please specify) I prefer not to respond To the back of the heel Below the heel Ball of the foot On the top of toes Under toes Between toes 18.2% 18.2% 36.4% 0.0% 9.1% 9.1% 63.6% 9.1%

What are the main areas where blisters develop? Answer Options Between toes Under toes On the top of toes Ball of the foot Below the heel To the back of the heel I prefer not to respond Other (please specify) Response Percent 18.2% 18.2% 36.4% 63.6% 9.1% 9.1% 0.0% 9.1% Response Count 2 2 4 7 1 1 0 1 11 64

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Are you prone to losing toe nails?

Are you prone to losing toe nails? Answer Options Response Percent 35.9% 54.7% 9.4% 0.0% Response Count 23 35 6 0 64 11

I prefer not to respond

0.0%

Don't Know

Yes No Don't Know I prefer not to respond 9.4%

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No

54.7%

Yes

35.9%

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Did you train on your own or in a group?

Did you train on your own or in a group? Answer Options Response Percent 59.4% 3.1% 37.5% 0.0% Response Count 38 2 24 0 64 11

I prefer not to respond

0.0%

A combination of the above (On my own and in a group)

37.5%

On my own In a group A combination of the above (On my own and in a group) I prefer not to respond

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3.1%

In a group

On my own

59.4%

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Provide some information about your weekly long runs

Provide some information about your weekly long runs: In the three months leading up to the Marathon des Sables...Please use the same unit of measure selected in question 1. If you don't wish to respond to this question please enter 0 in the answer field(s). Answer Options Response Average 10.80 49.64 25.92 Response Total 691 3 177 1 659 Response Count 64 64 64 64 11

What is your average long run distance?

25.92

How many long runs did you do? What was the longest run you did? What is your average long run distance? 49.64

What was the longest run you did?

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How many long runs did you do?

10.80

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Have you, or do you plan to taper towards the Marathon des Sables event?
I prefer not to respond 0.0%

Have you, or do you plan to taper towards the Marathon des Sables event? Answer Options Yes No Don't know what tapering is Don't know if I am going to taper I prefer not to respond Response Percent 87.5% 4.7% 1.6% 6.3% 0.0% Response Count 56 3 1 4 0 64 11

Don't know if I am going to taper

6.3%

Don't know what tapering is

1.6%

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No

4.7%

Yes

87.5%

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Did you train with a weighted race pack during the three months leading up to the Marathon des Sables?

Did you train with a weighted race pack during the three months leading up to the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Yes No I prefer not to respond Response Percent 95.3% 4.7% 0.0% Response Count 61 3 0 64 11

I prefer not to respond

0.0%

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No

4.7%

Yes

95.3%

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How often did you train with a weighted race pack?


I prefer not to respond Every day Six times per week Five times per week Four times per week Three times per week Twice a week Once a week 16.4% 0.0% 0.0% 3.3% 4.9% 11.5% 23.0% 41.0%

How often did you train with a weighted race pack? Answer Options Once a week Twice a week Three times per week Four times per week Five times per week Six times per week Every day I prefer not to respond Response Percent 16.4% 41.0% 23.0% 11.5% 4.9% 3.3% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 10 25 14 7 3 2 0 0 61 14

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How much did your race pack weigh during training?


I prefer not to respond 12kg plus (27 pounds plus) 10kg to 12kg (22 to 27 pounds) 8kg to 10kg (18 to 22 pounds) 6kg to 8kg (13 to 18 pounds) 4kg to 6kg (9 to 13 pounds) 1kg to 4kg (2 to 9 pounds) 6.7% 0.0% 1.7% 3.3% 18.3% 26.7% 43.3%

How much did your race pack weigh during training? Answer Options 1kg to 4kg (2 to 9 pounds) 4kg to 6kg (9 to 13 pounds) 6kg to 8kg (13 to 18 pounds) 8kg to 10kg (18 to 22 pounds) 10kg to 12kg (22 to 27 pounds) 12kg plus (27 pounds plus) I prefer not to respond Response Percent 6.7% 43.3% 26.7% 18.3% 3.3% 1.7% 0.0% Response Count 4 26 16 11 2 1 0 60 15

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Did you do any mental preparation for the Marathon des Sables?

Did you do any mental preparation for the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Yes No I prefer not to respond Response Percent 43.5% 56.5% 0.0% Response Count 27 35 0 62 13

I prefer not to respond

0.0%

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No 56.5%

Yes

43.5%

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Will you be using a front pack as part of your race pack?

Will you be using a front pack as part of your race pack? Answer Options Response Percent 43.5% 50.0% 6.5% 0.0% Response Count 27 31 4 0 62 13

I prefer not to respond

0.0%

Yes No Don't Know yet I prefer not to respond 6.5%

Don't Know yet

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No

50.0%

Yes

43.5%

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Have you participated in any of the following during the 12 months leading up to the Marathon des Sables? Select as many as may be relevant
I prefer not to respond Non of the above Marathons Ultra-Marathons MdS Training Camps MdS Seminars Sand training 6.5% 54.8% 51.6% 0.0% 3.2% 54.8% 72.6%

Have you participated in any of the following during the 12 months leading up to the Marathon des Sables? Select as many as may be relevant Answer Options Sand training MdS Seminars MdS Training Camps Ultra-Marathons Marathons Non of the above I prefer not to respond Response Percent 51.6% 54.8% 6.5% 72.6% 54.8% 3.2% 0.0% Response Count 32 34 4 45 34 2 0 62 13

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How would you describe your personal experience of the Marathon des Sables?
Prefer not to respond to the question Absolutely loved every moment Had a great time Had a good time It was just another run Hated every moment 5.8% 0.0% 3.8% 30.8% 0.0% 59.6%

How would you describe your personal experience of the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Hated every moment It was just another run Had a good time Had a great time Absolutely loved every moment Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 3.8% 0.0% 5.8% 30.8% 59.6% 0.0% Response Count 2 0 3 16 31 0 52 0

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Were you satisfied with your own performance during the Marathon des Sables?

Were you satisfied with your own performance during the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Response Percent 78.8% 21.2% 0.0% Response Count 41 11 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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No 21.2%

Yes

78.8%

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How would you rate the Marathon des Sable from a tough perspective?
Prefer not to respond to the question Extremely tough Very tough Tough Slightly tough Not Tough at all 5.8% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 44.2% 48.1%

How would you rate the Marathon des Sable from a tough perspective? Answer Options Not Tough at all Slightly tough Tough Very tough Extremely tough Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 0.0% 1.9% 5.8% 48.1% 44.2% 0.0% Response Count 0 1 3 25 23 0 52 0

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What element(s) of the Marathon des Sables did you find particularly tough (you may chose more than one).
Prefer not to respond to the question Nightly temperatures Daily temperatures Living on your race food Carrying your race pack Checkpoint Cut-offs Jebels Dry Lakes River Beds Stony Areas Sandy Stretches Dunes Personal privacy Personal hygiene Sleeping 0.0% 3.8% 38.5% 17.3% 23.1% 1.9% 28.8% 13.5% 3.8% 17.3% 40.4% 44.2% 1.9% 7.7% 23.1%

What element(s) of the Marathon des Sables did you find particularly tough (you may chose more than one). Answer Options Sleeping Personal hygiene Personal privacy Dunes Sandy Stretches Stony Areas River Beds Dry Lakes Jebels Checkpoint Cut-offs Carrying your race pack Living on your race food Daily temperatures Nightly temperatures Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 23.1% 7.7% 1.9% 44.2% 40.4% 17.3% 3.8% 13.5% 28.8% 1.9% 23.1% 17.3% 38.5% 3.8% 0.0% Response Count 12 4 1 23 21 9 2 7 15 1 12 9 20 2 0 52 0

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What aspect(s) of the Marathon des Sables appealed to you? (you may choose more than one).
Prefer not to respond to the question The fulfillment of completing a race that is known as the world The team spirit between the participants The extreme outdoor experience 0.0%

What aspect(s) of the Marathon des Sables appealed to you? (you may choose more than one). Answer Options The race itself The extreme outdoor experience The team spirit between the participants The fulfillment of completing a race that is known as the world toughest foot race Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 67.3% 76.9% 84.6% 86.5% 0.0% Response Count 35 40 44 45 0 52 0

86.5%

84.6%

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76.9%

The race itself

67.3%

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Would you say that for you, participating in the Marathon des Sables had a positive impact on any of the following? (you may choose more than one)
Prefer not to respond to the question No impact at all Mental Emotional Spiritual Physical 40.4% 75.0% 63.5% 0.0% 0.0% 96.2%

Would you say that for you, participating in the Marathon des Sables had a positive impact on any of the following? (you may choose more than one) Answer Options Physical Spiritual Emotional Mental No impact at all Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 75.0% 40.4% 63.5% 96.2% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 39 21 33 50 0 0 52 0

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If you had the chance, would you do the Marathon des Sables again?
Prefer not to respond to the question

If you had the chance, would you do the Marathon des Sables again? Answer Options Response Percent 65.4% 19.2% 15.4% 0.0% Response Count 34 10 8 0 52 0

0.0%

Yes No Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question 15.4%

Dont know

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No

19.2%

Yes

65.4%

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Were you able to sleep through the night on most nights of the Marathon des Sables?

Were you able to sleep through the night on most nights of the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Response Percent 55.8% 44.2% 0.0% Response Count 29 23 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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No 44.2%

Yes

55.8%

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Did you use a sleeping mat during the Marathon des Sables?

Did you use a sleeping mat during the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Response Percent 82.7% 17.3% 0.0% Response Count 43 9 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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No 17.3%

Yes

82.7%

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What type of sleeping mat did you use?

What type of sleeping mat did you use? Answer Options Response Percent 30.2% 69.8% 0.0% Response Count 13 30 0 43 9

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Foam type Air type Prefer not to respond to the question

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Foam type

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Was the sleeping mat?

Was the sleeping mat? Answer Options Response Percent 23.3% 76.7% 0.0% Response Count 10 33 0 43 9

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Full body length Half body length Prefer not to respond to the question

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Full body length

23.3%

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Was taking the sleeping mat with of any benefit for you?
Prefer not to respond to the question

Was taking the sleeping mat with of any benefit for you? Answer Options Yes No Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 88.4% 4.7% 7.0% 0.0% Response Count 38 2 3 0 43 9

0.0%

Dont know

7.0%

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No

4.7%

Yes

88.4%

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Why did you choose the particular sleeping mat? (you can select multiple options)
Prefer not to respond to the question Dont know Recommendation Comfort Weight Price 16.3% 2.3% 0.0% 27.9% 32.6% 76.7%

Why did you choose the particular sleeping mat? (you can select multiple options) Answer Options Price Weight Comfort Recommendation Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 16.3% 76.7% 32.6% 27.9% 0.0% 2.3% Response Count 7 33 14 12 0 1 43 9

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Did you sleeping bag provide sufficient warmth during the night?

Did you sleeping bag provide sufficient warmth during the night? Answer Options Response Percent 94.2% 5.8% 0.0% Response Count 49 3 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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Yes

94.2%

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What was the comfort rating of the sleeping bag you took on the Marathon des Sables? (choose the closest temperature range selection to the specification of your sleeping bag)
Prefer not to respond to the question I dont know what the comfort rating of my bag is +5 to +20 degree Celsius 0 to +5 degree Celsius 0 degree Celsius -5 to 0 degree Celsius 11.5% 15.4% 0.0% 17.3% 21.2% 34.6%

What was the comfort rating of the sleeping bag you took on the Marathon des Sables? (choose the closest temperature range selection to the specification of your sleeping bag) Answer Options -5 to 0 degree Celsius 0 degree Celsius 0 to +5 degree Celsius +5 to +20 degree Celsius I dont know what the comfort rating of my bag is Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 15.4% 11.5% 34.6% 21.2% 17.3% 0.0% Response Count 8 6 18 11 9 0 52 0

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Why did you choose the particular sleeping bag?


Prefer not to respond to the question Dont know 0.0%

Why did you choose the particular sleeping bag? Answer Options Price Weight Comfort Recommendation Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 15.4% 59.6% 17.3% 44.2% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 8 31 9 23 0 0 52 0

0.0%

Recommendation

44.2%

Comfort

17.3%

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Weight

59.6%

Price

15.4%

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What was the final amount of Calories you started the Marathon des Sables with on stage one of the race?
Prefer not to respond to the 0.0% 20,000 plus kCals 20,000 kCals 19,000 kCals 18,000 kCals 17,000 kCals 16,000 kCals 15,000 kCals 14,000 kCals 13,000 kCals 12,000 kCals 7.7% 7.7% 26.9% 26.9% 0.0% 0.0% 5.8% 3.8% 7.7% 13.5%

What was the final amount of Calories you started the Marathon des Sables with on stage one of the race? Answer Options 12,000 kCals 13,000 kCals 14,000 kCals 15,000 kCals 16,000 kCals 17,000 kCals 18,000 kCals 19,000 kCals 20,000 kCals 20,000 plus kCals Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 7.7% 26.9% 26.9% 7.7% 13.5% 7.7% 3.8% 5.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 4 14 14 4 7 4 2 3 0 0 0 52 0

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Did you eat all the food you started the race with?

Did you eat all the food you started the race with? Answer Options Response Percent 51.9% 48.1% 0.0% Response Count 27 25 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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Yes

51.9%

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Roughly, how many kCals were left at the end of the race (or have you given away during the race)?
Prefer not to respond to the 0.0% Dont know 0.0% 10,000 plus kCals 0.0% +/- 10,000 kCals +/- 9,000 kCals +/- 8,000 kCals +/- 7,000 kCals +/- 6,000 kCals +/- 5,000 kCals +/- 4,000 kCals +/- 3,000 kCals +/- 2,000 kCals +/- 1,000 kCals 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.0% 0.0% 8.0% 20.0% 36.0% 32.0%

Roughly, how many kCals were left at the end of the race (or have you given away during the race)? Answer Options +/- 1,000 kCals +/- 2,000 kCals +/- 3,000 kCals +/- 4,000 kCals +/- 5,000 kCals +/- 6,000 kCals +/- 7,000 kCals +/- 8,000 kCals +/- 9,000 kCals +/- 10,000 kCals 10,000 plus kCals Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 32.0% 36.0% 20.0% 8.0% 0.0% 4.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 8 9 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 27

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Consider the number of food calories you took on the Marathon des Sables, would you say that you had taken:
Prefer not to respond to the question Dont know 0.0%

Consider the number of food calories you took on the Marathon des Sables, would you say that you had taken: Answer Options Sufficient food Not enough food Too much food Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 63.5% 19.2% 17.3% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 33 10 9 0 0 52 0

0.0%

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17.3%

Too much food

Not enough food

19.2%

Sufficient food

63.5%

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Consider the type of food you took on the Marathon des Sables, would you say that you had taken:
Prefer not to respond to the question Dont know Totally the wrong type of food Mostly the wrong type of food Totally the right type of food Mostly the right type of food 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.6% 21.2% 69.2%

Consider the type of food you took on the Marathon des Sables, would you say that you had taken: Answer Options Mostly the right type of food Totally the right type of food Mostly the wrong type of food Totally the wrong type of food Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 69.2% 21.2% 9.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 36 11 5 0 0 0 52 0

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Your race food consisted mostly of:


Prefer not to respond to the question A mixture of specialist and supermarket foods Specialist sport Powders and / or Gels Specialist re-hydrated food bought from an outdoor / expedition type outlet Over the counter foods bought from your local supermarket 5.8%

Your race food consisted mostly of: Answer Options Response Percent 5.8% 46.2% 0.0% 48.1% 0.0% Response Count 3 24 0 25 0 52 0

0.0%

48.1%

0.0%

Over the counter foods bought from your local supermarket Specialist re-hydrated food bought from an outdoor / expedition type outlet Specialist sport Powders and / or Gels A mixture of specialist and supermarket foods Prefer not to respond to the question

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46.2%

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Did you use a sports / energy type drink during the Marathon des Sables?

Did you use a sports / energy type drink during the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Response Percent 65.4% 34.6% 0.0% Response Count 34 18 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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Yes

65.4%

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How did you use your sports / energy drink? (you can select multiple options)
Prefer not to respond to the question

How did you use your sports / energy drink? (you can select multiple options) Answer Options Response Percent 73.5% 44.1% 8.8% 2.9% Response Count 25 15 3 1 34 18

2.9%

Throughout the day At the end of the day Before the start of each stage Prefer not to respond to the question

Before the start of each stage

8.8%

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44.1%

Throughout the day

73.5%

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Do you feel that the water provided during the race was:
Prefer not to respond to the question Dont know 0.0%

Do you feel that the water provided during the race was: Answer Options Less than what your body required Just enough More than what your body required Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 1.9% 57.7% 40.4% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 1 30 21 0 0 52 0

0.0%

More than what your body required

40.4%

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Just enough

57.7%

Less than what your body required

1.9%

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Did you take / request any additional water during the event?

Did you take / request any additional water during the event? Answer Options Response Percent 7.7% 92.3% 0.0% Response Count 4 48 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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Yes

7.7%

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After repacking your race-pack on the day before the race, what was the final weight that you started stage one of the Marathon des Sables with?
Prefer not to respond to the 0.0% More than 14kgs Between 12 and 14kgs Between 10 and 12kgs Between 8 and 10kgs Between 6 and 8kgs Less than 6kgs 0.0% 1.9% 5.8% 19.2% 36.5% 36.5%

After repacking your racerace-pack on the day before the race, what was the final weight that you started stage one of the Marathon des Sables with? Answer Options Less than 6kgs Between 6 and 8kgs Between 8 and 10kgs Between 10 and 12kgs Between 12 and 14kgs More than 14kgs Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 0.0% 36.5% 36.5% 19.2% 5.8% 1.9% 0.0% Response Count 0 19 19 10 3 1 0 52 0

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In your experience, was your particular race-pack suited for the event?
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In your experience, was your particular racerace-pack suited for the event? Answer Options Response Percent 94.2% 5.8% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 49 3 0 0 52 0

0.0%

Yes No Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question

Dont know

0.0%

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No

5.8%

Yes

94.2%

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Did you use a front pack?

Did you use a front pack? Answer Options Response Percent 44.2% 55.8% 0.0% Response Count 23 29 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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Yes

44.2%

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Why did you choose the particular race-pack? (you may select more than one option)
Prefer not to respond to the question Dont know Recommendation Comfort Weight Price 9.6% 34.6% 46.2% 0.0% 0.0% 63.5%

Why did you choose the particular racerace-pack? (you may select more than one option) Answer Options Price Weight Comfort Recommendation Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 9.6% 34.6% 46.2% 63.5% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 5 18 24 33 0 0 52 0

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Did you train with the race-pack you took on the Marathon des Sables prior to the event?

Did you train with the racerace-pack you took on the Marathon des Sables prior to the event? Answer Options Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 96.2% 3.8% 0.0% Response Count 50 2 0 52 0

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0.0%

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Yes

96.2%

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Do you feel that your training prior to the Marathon des Sables was sufficient?
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Do you feel that your training prior to the Marathon des Sables was sufficient? Answer Options Response Percent 73.1% 23.1% 3.8% 0.0% Response Count 38 12 2 0 52 0

0.0%

Yes No Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question

Dont know

3.8%

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No

23.1%

Yes

73.1%

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In retrospect what changes would you make to your training if you would do the Marathon des Sables again? (you can select multiple options)
Prefer not to respond to the Dont know 3.8% 1.9%

In retrospect what changes would you make to your training if you would do the Marathon des Sables again? (you can select multiple options) Answer Options None Increase my weekly millage Increase my daily distances Increase my long-run distances Do more back-to-back long-runs Add cross training such as swimming, gym and/or cycling I over trained and will take it easier next time around Dont know Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 34.6% 26.9% 3.8% 17.3% 36.5% 19.2% 0.0% 1.9% 3.8% Response Count 18 14 2 9 19 10 0 1 2 52 0

I over trained and will take it easier 0.0% Add cross training such as Do more back-to-back long-runs Increase my long-run distances Increase my daily distances Increase my weekly millage None 3.8% 26.9% 34.6% 17.3% 19.2% 36.5%

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Was there a moment, at any stage, during the race that you felt like giving up?

Was there a moment, at any stage, during the race that you felt like giving up? Answer Options Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 23.1% 76.9% 0.0% Response Count 12 40 0 52 0

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0.0%

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Yes

23.1%

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Did you feel physically, emotionally and/or mentally overwhelmed at times during the event?

Did you feel physically, emotionally and/or mentally overwhelmed at times during the event? Answer Options Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 53.8% 46.2% 0.0% Response Count 28 24 0 52 0

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0.0%

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Yes

53.8%

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Did you become emotional at any stage during the event?

Did you become emotional at any stage during the event? Answer Options Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 71.2% 28.8% 0.0% Response Count 37 15 0 52 0

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0.0%

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No 28.8%

Yes

71.2%

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During what stage(s) did you become emotional? (you may select more than one option)
Prefer not to respond to the 0.0% Cant remember Upon receiving an e-mail(s) Upon completion of the race Rest Day 5.4% 0.0% 45.9% 45.9%

During what stage(s) did you become emotional? (you may select more than one option) Answer Options Stage 1 Day 1 (37,2km Acclimatization Stage) Stage 2 Day 2 (30,7km Jebel Stage) Stage 3 Day 3 (38km Stage) Stage 4 Day 4 (75,7km Long Stage) Stage 5 Day 5 (42,2km Marathon Stage) Stage 6 Day 7 (7,7km Charity Stage) Rest Day Upon completion of the race Upon receiving an e-mail(s) Cant remember Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 13.5% 16.2% 16.2% 48.6% 40.5% 0.0% 5.4% 45.9% 45.9% 0.0% 0.0% Response Count 5 6 6 18 15 0 2 17 17 0 0 37 15

Stage 6 Day 7 (7,7km Charity 0.0% Stage 5 Day 5 (42,2km Marathon Stage 4 Day 4 (75,7km Long Stage) Stage 3 Day 3 (38km Stage) Stage 2 Day 2 (30,7km Jebel Stage) Stage 1 Day 1 (37,2km 16.2% 16.2% 13.5% 40.5% 48.6%

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Did you hit an emotional low and/or depressed state at any-time within the two weeks after the event?

Did you hit an emotional low and/or depressed state at anyany-time within the two weeks after the event? Answer Options Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 38.5% 61.5% 0.0% Response Count 20 32 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

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No

61.5%

Yes

38.5%

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How did receiving e-mails make you feel? (you can select multiple options)
Prefer not to respond to the 0.0% Nothing I experienced another feeling Missing your loved ones Guilty Angry Emotional Sad Motivated 0.0% 92.3% 0.0% 0.0% 55.8% 1.9% 7.7% 25.0%

How did receiving ee-mails make you feel? (you can select multiple options) Answer Options Motivated Sad Emotional Angry Guilty Missing your loved ones I experienced another feeling and/or emotion Nothing Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 92.3% 0.0% 55.8% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 7.7% 1.9% 0.0% Response Count 48 0 29 0 0 13 4 1 0 52 0

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How important would you rate humor as a coping mechanism, for yourself, during the Marathon des Sables?
Prefer not to respond to the question Critically important Very important Humor has no negative or positive effect for me Somewhat important Not important at all 1.9% 7.7% 0.0% 0.0% 32.7% 57.7%

How important would you rate humor as a coping mechanism, for yourself, during the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Not important at all Somewhat important Humor has no negative or positive effect for me Very important Critically important Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 0.0% 7.7% 1.9% 57.7% 32.7% 0.0% Response Count 0 4 1 30 17 0 52 0

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Did you develop blister on your feet during the Marathon des Sables?

Did you develop blister on your feet during the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Response Percent 88.5% 11.5% 0.0% Response Count 46 6 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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Yes

88.5%

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Grade the general severity of the blisters that you developed.


Prefer not to respond to the question Large blisters resulting is intense pain and discomfort, my ability to run/walk is greatly impaired Medium blisters with moderate discomfort and pain, although painful at times my ability to Small blisters with no discomfort at all, there is no impact on my ability to run/walk

Grade the general severity of the blisters that you developed. Answer Options Response Percent 26.1% 50.0% 23.9% 0.0% Response Count 12 23 11 0 46 6

0.0%

23.9%

Small blisters with no discomfort at all, there is no impact on my ability to run/walk Medium blisters with moderate discomfort and pain, although painful at times my ability to run/walk is not really impaired Large blisters resulting is intense pain and discomfort, my ability to run/walk is greatly impaired Prefer not to respond to the question 50.0%

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26.1%

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Where on your feet did the blisters develop? (you can select multiple options)
Prefer not to respond to the question Other Between your toes Below your toes Under the arch of your feet Behind your heel Blow your heel 8.7% 21.7% 26.1% 0.0% 30.4% 54.3% 52.2%

Where on your feet did the blisters develop? (you can select multiple options) Answer Options Blow your heel Behind your heel Under the arch of your feet Below your toes Between your toes Other Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 8.7% 26.1% 21.7% 52.2% 54.3% 30.4% 0.0% Response Count 4 12 10 24 25 14 0 46 6

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Did you lose any toenails as a result of participating in the Marathon des Sables?

Did you lose any toenails as a result of participating in the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Response Percent 40.4% 59.6% 0.0% Response Count 21 31 0 52 0

Prefer not to respond to the question

0.0%

Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question

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Yes

40.4%

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Rate how you experienced the day time temperatures during the Marathon des Sables
Prefer not to respond to the question The temperature was excessively high and very hot at times which impaired my ability to perform The temperature was somewhat high but I could manage

Rate how you experienced the day time temperatures during the Marathon des Sables Answer Options The temperature was moderately warm but I could function well The temperature was somewhat high but I could manage The temperature was excessively high and very hot at times which impaired my ability to perform Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 3.8% 65.4% 30.8% 0.0% Response Count 2 34 16 0 52 0

0.0%

30.8%

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65.4%

The temperature was moderately warm but I could function well

3.8%

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Rate how you experienced the night time temperatures during the Marathon des Sables
Prefer not to respond to the question The temperature was very cold at times which made sleeping impossible The temperature was somewhat cold but manageable

Rate how you experienced the night time temperatures during the Marathon des Sables Answer Options Response Percent 67.3% 30.8% 1.9% 0.0% Response Count 35 16 1 0 52 0

0.0%

1.9%

The temperature was moderately chilly but I was able to sleep easily The temperature was somewhat cold but manageable The temperature was very cold at times which made sleeping impossible Prefer not to respond to the question

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30.8%

The temperature was moderately chilly but I was able to sleep easily

67.3%

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Did you experience any of the following symptoms during the Marathon des Sables? (you can select multiple symptoms)
Prefer not to respond to the question None of these symptoms Unable to Keep Fluids Down Blood in your Stool Vomiting Urine is Dark Yellow or Amber in Color Sleepiness or Tiredness Muscle Cramps Low Blood Pressure Loss of Consciousness Light Headedness Leg Cramps during the Night Lack of Energy Irritability Irregular Heartbeat Headache Fever Fatigue Excessively Rapid Heartbeat Excessive Thirst Emotional Dry Mouth Dizziness Disorientation Diarrhea Depression Decreased Urine Output Constipation Confusion Bloating Abdominal Pain

0.0% 9.6% 1.9% 0.0% 11.5% 32.7% 11.5% 19.2% 0.0% 1.9% 13.5% 9.6% 19.2% 1.9% 0.0% 21.2% 0.0% 40.4% 5.8% 15.4% 26.9% 32.7% 15.4% 3.8% 9.6% 0.0% 34.6% 3.8% 5.8% 7.7% 7.7%

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Did you experience any of the following symptoms during the Marathon des Sables? (you can select multiple symptoms) Answer Options Abdominal Pain Bloating Confusion Constipation Decreased Urine Output Depression Diarrhea Disorientation Dizziness Dry Mouth Emotional Excessive Thirst Excessively Rapid Heartbeat Fatigue Fever Headache Irregular Heartbeat Irritability Lack of Energy Leg Cramps during the Night Light Headedness Loss of Consciousness Low Blood Pressure Muscle Cramps Sleepiness or Tiredness Urine is Dark Yellow or Amber in Color Vomiting Blood in your Stool Unable to Keep Fluids Down None of these symptoms Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 7.7% 7.7% 5.8% 3.8% 34.6% 0.0% 9.6% 3.8% 15.4% 32.7% 26.9% 15.4% 5.8% 40.4% 0.0% 21.2% 0.0% 1.9% 19.2% 9.6% 13.5% 1.9% 0.0% 19.2% 11.5% 32.7% 11.5% 0.0% 1.9% 9.6% 0.0% Response Count 4 4 3 2 18 0 5 2 8 17 14 8 3 21 0 11 0 1 10 5 7 1 0 10 6 17 6 0 1 5 0 52 0

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Did you experience any of the following symptoms within the two weeks after the Marathon des Sables? (you can select multiple symptoms)
Prefer not to respond to the question None of these symptoms Unable to Keep Fluids Down Blood in your Stool Vomiting Urine is Dark Yellow or Amber in Color Sleepiness or Tiredness Muscle Cramps Low Blood Pressure Loss of Consciousness Light Headedness Leg Cramps during the Night Lack of Energy Irritability Irregular Heartbeat Headache Fever Fatigue Excessively Rapid Heartbeat Excessive Thirst Emotional Dry Mouth Dizziness Disorientation Diarrhea Depression Decreased Urine Output Constipation Confusion Bloating Abdominal Pain

1.9% 36.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 26.9% 5.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.5% 9.6% 3.8% 1.9% 3.8% 3.8% 25.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.6% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 3.8%

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Marathon des Sables: Pre & Post Race Survey sponsored by Genis Pieterse and RaceKit

Did you experience any of the following symptoms within the two weeks after the Marathon des Sables? (you can select multiple symptoms) Answer Options Abdominal Pain Bloating Confusion Constipation Decreased Urine Output Depression Diarrhea Disorientation Dizziness Dry Mouth Emotional Excessive Thirst Excessively Rapid Heartbeat Fatigue Fever Headache Irregular Heartbeat Irritability Lack of Energy Leg Cramps during the Night Light Headedness Loss of Consciousness Low Blood Pressure Muscle Cramps Sleepiness or Tiredness Urine is Dark Yellow or Amber in Color Vomiting Blood in your Stool Unable to Keep Fluids Down None of these symptoms Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 3.8% 3.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 13.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.8% 9.6% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 3.8% 3.8% 1.9% 3.8% 9.6% 11.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 5.8% 26.9% 0.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 36.5% 1.9% Response Count 2 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 13 2 2 1 2 5 6 0 0 0 3 14 0 1 0 0 19 1 52 0

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Marathon des Sables: Pre & Post Race Survey sponsored by Genis Pieterse and RaceKit

Did you take additional sodium tablets during the Marathon des Sables?

Did you take additional sodium tablets during the Marathon des Sables? Answer Options Yes No Prefer not to respond to the question Response Percent 86.5% 13.5% 0.0% Response Count 45 7 0 52 0

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