Her name is Tanya, she recently returned from taking part in and completing the Marathon des Sables or Marathon of the sands in the Sahara desert in Southern Morocco. National Geographic calls it the toughest footrace on the planet. This is “Her Story” Upon returning me family and friends just shook their heads and asked, “Why did you do it?”   I decided to take part because it held a challenge for me and because I knew it would take me outside my comfort zone, just like any true adventure does. I don’t want to live an ordinary life, but I want my life to ultimately mean something and contribute to the world I live in. I needed to show the woman in my family that they too can live the life they’ve only every dreamt of and to realize that if I could finish the worl [...]

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