DESERT MARATHON IN PERU. A competitor takes part in the fifth stage during the first edition of the Marathon des Sables Peru between Barloveto and Mendieta in the Ica desert, Peru on Dec 4, 2017. The marathon is from Nov 26 to Dec 6 2017. It is approximately 250 km divided into 6 stages, to be completed at free pace in self-sufficiency conditions in a desert environment and with the support of a quasi-professional organising team . The event is in the Ica desert, 300 km south of Lima. Photo courtesy Agencies