The Marathon des Sables is possibly the most famous ultra marathon in the world. For the past 30 years, it’s captured the imagination of thousands of runners, many of whom have never run a marathon before. Having done the race twice, there are two things which you’ll remember. The race itself – running through the Sahara Desert, and your tent mates. Because, after you’ve finished each stage, you’ll retreat back to your tent to join your mates and regale them of your stories of heroics. So, this article pays homage to my tent in 2013.