April 2017. It began in the Desert.

Updated: May 3, 2019

The idea of an Atlantic Campaign germinated in the Sahara Desert in April 2017. Derek and John (Ford) were competing in the "Toughest Footrace on Earth" - The Marathon des Sables. A six day, 250 km run across the Sahara. It was Derek's third MdS and John's second. "So what's next?". Obviously, from the the Toughest Footrace on Earth to the World's Toughest Row.