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Update: Area runner completes day two in the desert


April 08. 2013 6:22PM


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Dallas native Liz Byron completed the second day of the Marathon des Sables in Morocco Monday.


The six-day, 155-mile race through the Sahara Desert is self-supported with runners carrying their food and supplies in backpacks.


The former standout swimmer and Bishop Hoban graduate is a special-education teacher at Gardner Pilot Academy in Boston and is trying to raise money through donations to purchase laptop computers for the school.


Her update at http://runforlaptops.edublogs.org/ on Monday revealed the second stage was short at 18.64 miles but steep. “I had to climb 3 mountains with an average grade of 25% and at times, I was climbing with the help of my hands…It was much hotter today.” The blog also included messages to her mother and father and encouragement to the students in her class.




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