World-record holder, and leading ultra-running coach, Rory Coleman supports our extraordinary Marathon des Sables team

Posted by Press Team

20 March 2024

Fundraising | Marathon des Sables

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Walking With The Wounded is delighted to have renowned runner, world-record holder, and leading ultra-running coach, Rory Coleman supporting our extraordinary Marathon des Sables team. With 16 Marathon des Sables finishes and over 1,000 marathons under his belt in a 25-year running career, Rory's expertise are invaluable.

Supporting the group on their physical and mental preparations, Rory brings his unique skills and experience from over 30 years of ultra marathons to our team – what he doesn’t know about the race and ultra marathons really isn't worth knowing and he is an invaluable resource.

"I have had the privilege of coaching the WWTW team through their Marathon des Sables training & preparation," says Rory. "Having completed the race 16 times myself, I have been able to share knowledge, tips, and tricks that will aid them in tackling one of the most extraordinary ultra-races in the world. There is no greater high than crossing the finish line on the final day, it is a celebration of life and a testament to how training and dedication can overcome any challenge. I am committed to ensuring the team finishes the race safely and enjoys their experience."

James Davis, Events Manager at WWTW said: “We are privileged to have the expertise, time and experience of Rory on board with our MdS runners. The race hits at the core culture of our charity – triumph in the face of adversity, overcoming physical and mental challenges – and all to support wounded veterans and their loved ones. Rory brings his unique perspective, unrivalled in the ultra running community to our team and his own experiences in facing and beating not only the race, but life’s challenges are invaluable to our runners.”

A massive thank you to Rory for partnering with WWTW and of course our continued thanks to all the team who continue to train ahead of their challenge in the Sahara next month.