MADONNA PREPARES FOR 'ULTRA MARATHON'
Never mind the single quotation marks they had to put around "ultra marathon" or that this is technically a staged, multi-day ultra.
I went immediately to the Marathon des Sables website to figure out how to enter.
Despite the 3,130 British pound entry fee (which at current exchange rates is over $5,000), not including airfare and additional expenses, I was seriously considering entering. The opportunity to participate in a famous multi-day race in the scorching Sahara-- maybe not quite worth that much money. But with the added bonus of getting to hang out and maybe exchange massages with Madonna every night for a whole week? -- priceless.
However, I was soon made aware that articles debunking the rumor such as these had already come out:
MADONNA DENIES MOROCCO MARATHON REPORTS
I hadn't even noticed that the event is already sold out (without any spots on the wait list) through 2012.
first published Thursday, August 27. 2009 at 3pm