Gosport doctor and double amputee veteran complete marathon across the Sahara

DOUBLE amputee Duncan Slater completed one of the toughest races on the planet alongside friend Dan Roiz de Sa.

Thursday, 27th April 2017, 6:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:23 pm
Duncan Slater with Dan Roiz de Sa
Duncan Slater with Dan Roiz de Sa

Dan, from Gosport, joined veteran Duncan in finishing the Marathon des Sables across the Sahara Desert.

The pair have raised thousands of pounds for Walking With The Wounded, a charity for injured troops.

Dan, who is a doctor, met Duncan while volunteering and decided to take part in the marathon to help his friend finish the race following a previous failed attempt.

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The 45-year-old said: ‘I completed four marathons in four weekends and one of them was an ultra-marathon.

‘It was extremely hard, but I never doubted that we would both do it.

‘It was an extraordinary event to be part of and I’ve got an enormous amount of respect for Duncan. Even though I prepared for the temperatures, the extreme heat of the Sahara was something else.’

Dan wanted to thank the Institute of Naval Medicine, where he works, for allowing him to do the event for charity.