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3. This one doesn't even need much explanation: The Marathon des Sables stacks the equivalent of five-and-a-half marathons—151 miles—over six days cross the heart of the Sahara Desert. And to add insult to injury, it's a "self-sustaining" trek, meaning racers carry all their food, gear, and tent on their backs. In temperatures of up to 120 degrees. See for yourself:

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