An article written by SIT Study Abroad student Jacqueline Kantor (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) was featured in The New York Times Friday. “On the Run in the Sahara, for 153 Miles” describes the Marathon des Sables, a six-day ultramarathon through the Sahara and the Moroccan runners the race attracts:
“Since 1986, more than 12,000 runners from 49 countries have competed in the race. This year, beginning Sunday, 878 competitors will carry their food and supplies for the week through 153.2 miles of scorching sun and shifting sand…”
To read the full text of Kantor’s article, click here.
Kantor is currently studying on the SIT Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media program. Based in the Moroccan capital of Rabat, the Morocco Journalism program provides students an exciting opportunity to enhance their professional reporting skills in a different cultural context under the guidance of veteran journalists from Round Earth Media. Students engage in ongoing reporting assignments, team reporting, and peer editing to create the flavor of a working newsroom.