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Nurse to run 151 miles across Sahara Desert

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It's winter here - but recovery sister Zayne Crow has set herself the challenge of running 151 miles across a desert in an event dubbed ‘the toughest footrace on the planet’.

At the end of March, she will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables, a six-day endurance race across the Sahara Desert – raising funds for the charity Help for Heroes.

Ms Crow, who works at London’s King Edward VII Hospital, is also a Territorial Army captain in B Squadron, 256 (City of London) Field Hospital based in Kensington.

‘Because of the extreme temperatures and the weight I’ll be carrying, it will be an immense challenge but I’ve put in lots of miles already and in terms of physical and mental fitness, I’d say I’m now in peak condition,’ she said. ‘Obviously my main aim is to complete the course and cross the finish line.’

You can sponsor Ms Crow at

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