Ultrarunning with the Moroccans: 180 miles across the High Atlas mountains | The Guardian

Morocco’s diverse landscape attracts all sorts of athletic competitions, from Atlas mountain marathons to kite-surfing in Dakhla: Samir Akhdar skims over loose rocks and scree, his feet barely touching the ground. Running behind him is like watching a dancer: his arms and upper body making instant, almost imperceptible adjustments. I only ever witnessed a few moments of this early each morning before Samir and the other local runners competing to ...