Maria Leijerstam

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Introduction First Welsh Woman to run the Marathon Des Sables and podium placed British Adventure Athlete. Maria has competed in challenges all over the world, In 2007 she completed the Marathon Des Sables, a 151mile foot race across the Sahara Desert and came 3rd in the Three Peak Yacht Race that involved sailing, running and cycling the length of the UK. This was shortly followed by entering into the World Series circuit where she has competed in a 600km non stop race across Ireland and a 900km non stop race across Portugal by bike, foot and kayak. She has raced Vasaloppet in Sweden, a 90k cross country ski race, Karapoti, the National Mountain Biking championships in New Zealand and was chosen to represent the UK in the Land Rover G4 challenge in 2009. She has recently won the Adidas TERREX Coast to Coast event, taking the title from the previous Adventure Racing World Champions.