Coached by Rory Coleman
Sir Ranulph was recommended to Profeet by his coach, Rory Coleman, who has completed the Marathon des Sables 11 times.
According to Coleman, Sir Ranulph has started the race well. At the end of stage two, he lay in 1223rd position, with two solid stages behind him.
You can see his video update from day 1 here:
Kingston University Heat Chamber
Many athletes take a visit to the Kingston University heat chamber prior to the Marathon des Sables, as it allows them to recreate the unique conditions of high temperatures and low humidity.
Leading Briton, Danny Kendall – currently in 8th place – also used the heat chamber as part of his preparations for the event.
This video shows Sir Ranulph testing himself in the heat chamber under Rory’s watchful eye: