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7th April 2015

Day 3 Complete but Sir Ranulph faces toughest day yet in desert marathon.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, 71, will face the infamous ‘long stage’ of the Marathon des Sables today (Wednesday 08 April 2015), in his attempt to become the oldest Briton to complete the race, and raise funds for Marie Curie.

The notorious fourth stage of the race is 91 kilometres (56 miles) this year, making it the longest ‘long stage’ in the 30 year history of the event and could take the explorer over 20 hours to complete.

Day 4 Route - Marathon des Sables

Having already covered over 100 kilometres (62 miles) in the last three days, Sir Ranulph is bravely pushing forward whilst feeling the effects of the 100 degree Fahrenheit heat, particularly on his heart following two heart attacks and undergoing a double heart bypass in 2003.

You can show your support to Sir Ranulph as he faces his toughest day yet, by making a donation to Marie Curie and leaving a message of support. Either:

For those in the UK, keep your eyes peeled for Sir Ranulph talking live over satellite on BBC Breakfast. Enabled by an EXPLORER 710 terminal and Inmarsat’s BGAN HDR streaming service!

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