Ceviche Soho manager first Peruvian in ultra-endurance MdS
Next month Ceviche Soho Restaurant Manager Angel Tapullima will be the first Peruvian to take part in the Marathon des Sables (MdS), ranked as 'the toughest footrace on Earth'.
He will be running in the heat of the Sahara desert with temperatures up to 50 degree centrigrade for the equivalent of 5.5 marathons in six days - a total of 254km (156 miles). Angel is raising money for our partner charity Amantani, which runs children's educational homes in the Andean mountains of Peru.
Sponsored by Ceviche, Asics and supported by fitness expert Harry Jameson, he has undertaken intensive training since winning a place last autumn, often running for up to three hours after finishing a shift at the restaurant at midnight.
He has spent the last month training in on the sands in the heat of northern Peru to help acclimatise to conditions.
Angel says: "I'm very proud to be the first Peruvian taking part in the MdS. The training is mentally and physically tough, but I know I'll need that for the real thing. I couldn't have done it without the support of Martin Morales, Harry Jameson, Asics and my whole team at Ceviche and Andina. I hope I can raise lots of money for Amantani, who do such amazing work for children in Peru."
Support Angel and Amantani: donate on his JustGiving page