Thursday, April 17, 2008

ABC News will broadcast Marathon des Sables footage later this month




ABC News will broadcast Marathon des Sables footage later this month

Unfortunately, the Marathon Des Sables coverage has been postponed until sometime next week. The piece scheduled to run this morning on Good Morning America was bumped due to a change in the news coverage schedule and the network would like to air the segments on Good Morning America, ABC World News, and Nightline on the same day. On a positive note, we have been told that ESPN will most likely air one of the pieces, too!

We apologize for the inconvenience - and of course, we thank you for your interest. The new date for airing these segments has been tentatively scheduled for next week.

We'll be posting a note to the Blog as more information becomes available.

Have a great day and stay tuned!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lisa,
I love the new look of you're blog.

Mel

M said...

Ditto! The colors are great.

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa,


Here's Reuters official dispatch (at the bottom)including a list of film taken. I wonder how we could get copies of the footage they took?

MOROCCO


MOD-DATE: 04/05/08 20:36:01


SPORTS5-APR05-MOROCCO-ATHL MARATHON DES SABLES


SPORTS5: STORY 843


ATHL MARATHON DES SABLES VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MOROCCO MARCH 30, 2008 APRIL 5, 2008 NATURAL DURATION:03:30


SOURCE:MARATHON DES SABLES VIDEO NEWS RELEASE FEED HISTORY:R REPEAT SPORTS4(1715GMT)/ SPORTS5(2105GMT)


INTRO: Mohamad Ahansal wins Marathon des Sables for 2nd time -- 10 years after
initial victory.

TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE**~

Mohamad Ahansal wins his second Marathon des Sables in Morocco.

SHOWS:
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MOROCCO (MARCH 30-APRIL 4, 2008) (MARATHON DES SABLES
VNR - ACCESS ALL)
1. TENTS, SAND DUNES BEHIND
2. AERIAL OF RUNNERS IN SHAPE OF NUMBER '23'
3. COMPETITOR IN SUPERMAN-STYLE OUTFIT
4. MARCH 30: START OF MARATHON DES SABLES
5. AERIAL OF RUNNERS SPREAD ACROSS HUGE SAND DUNES
6. GROUND VIEW OF HUNDREDS OF TRUDGING ACROSS DUNE
7. EVENTUAL WINNER MOHAMAD AHANSAL (1) RUNNING BY HIMSELF
8. HUNDREDS OF RUNNERS JOGGING
9. EVENTUAL WOMEN'S RACE WINNER TOUDA DIDI (6)
10. AHANSAL (1) RUNNING WITH EVENTUAL RUNNER-UP SALAMEH AL AQRA (71) AND
MUSTAPHA AIT AMAR (4)
11. RUNNERS INCLUDING FORMER REAL MADRID AND BARCELONA SOCCER PLAYER LUIS
ENRIQUE (561) (MIDDLE OF THREE)
12. RUNNERS HOLD SAFETY ROPE AT TOP OF DUNE
13. AHANSAL IS APPLAUDED BY FELLOW RUNNER
14. NIGHT: RUNNER CROSSES FACE OF MOON
15. NIGHT: TAKESHI AKASAKA OF JAPAN IS RELIEVED TO FINISH A STAGE
16. DAWN: RUNNERS IN SLEEPING BAGS

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, MOROCCO (APRIL 5, 2008)MARATHON DES SABLES VNR - ACCESS
ALL)
17. START OF LAST STAGE
18. AERIAL OF START OF LAST STAGE
19. AHANSAL (1) RUNNING WITH EVENTUAL RUNNER-UP SALAMEH AL AQRA (71) AND
MUSTAPHA AIT AMAR (4) (SECOND ON STAGE)
20. AHANSAL (1) HAS BROKEN AWAY AND WINS, PERFORMING CARTWHEEL AT END,
CONGRATULATED BY MARATHON DIRECTOR PATRICK BAUER
21. MUSTAPHA AIT AMAR (4) IS SECOND ON STAGE
22. THIRD ON STAGE BUT SECOND OVERALL SALAMEH AL AQRA (71)
23. FOURTH ON STAGE BUT THIRD OVERALL AZIZ EL AKAD (28)
24. WOMEN'S RACE WINNER TOUDA DIDI (6)
25. RUNNER IS DELIGHTED TO HAVE FINISHED AT LAST

STORY: Mohamad Ahansal won his second Marathon des Sables in Morocco on
Saturday (April 5), 10 years after his first victory.
Ahansal set the pace for more than 1,000 competitors in the first
stage, establishing a gap over the rest and never looking back over the 245
kilometre course run from March 30 and April 5.
Mohamad has been Marathon des Sables runner-up seven times to his older
brother, Lahcen, who did not run this year.
Second overall was Salameh Al Aqra of Jordan, with Morocco's Aziz El
Akad third.
The women's race was won for the first time by by Morocco's Touda Didi,
who also won every stage.

There it is Lisa.

Thanks again for leading the communique party for MDS,

Brother Dan of #470

Lisa Smith-Batchen said...

Thanks guys..will try out the new blog style but may change it again..I have sent the request to jay about the MDS coverage to see if we can get it and will let you know..ok dan?

Lisa