What If You Were Stranded In the Sahara Alone? 

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Wyn Williams
Wyn Williams 3 minutes ago
Tough bugger :) two main easily avoided mistakes he made (not waiting out the sand storm and not waiting out rescue while making an SOS and a temp shelter) drinking his own urine made things worse but apart from that really tough guy :) I don't think I would of lasted more then a couple of days
Next week on "REAL LIFE LORE": What if you awoke to find yourself walking along the bottom of the Mariana trench? Clickbaity AF.
M Z 2 hours ago
“Bone chillingly terrifying!!” 😂 super dramatic
RJ 2 hours ago
For why?
Louis P.
Louis P. 2 hours ago
So he did everything wrong when dehydrated. Did what ALL experts tell you not to do. He drank his urine (WRONG) he ate food (WRONG) he drank animal blood (WRONG) yet he survived longer than almost anyone else could have??? Yep, makes you wonder that’s for sure!
Louis P.
Louis P. 2 hours ago
Afraid he’d be buried alive yet not worried it would obscure the trail??? Hmmmmmm
Louis P.
Louis P. 2 hours ago
STOP WITH CELSIUS and just say the temp!!!!
Sienna 2 hours ago
Me who can barely survive 60 degrees fahrenheit: Welp... I'm dead
Harsh Nagpal
Harsh Nagpal 2 hours ago
Wow 😍😍
Maxwell A. Gaming PS4
The part of finding the Oasis and not being able to drink it must have been one of the worst tortures you could feel.
majrminer 3 hours ago
0:45 - just a nice day in Arizona.
Ross Chippendale
Ross Chippendale 4 hours ago
Hears about this ordeal a few times, it never loses the sheer impact of what that Man experienced. It has to be one of the most encouraging feats of how much we Humans can over come.
Victor Espino
Victor Espino 4 hours ago
So I still won't know what to do. Aside from keep going and drink your urine.
Gamez Killer20t
Gamez Killer20t 4 hours ago
We all know the real reason why he’s still alive because of using skill share.
Windows Vista
Windows Vista 4 hours ago
Clickbait, the location was in a far less remote area of the desert.
Tina Cho
Tina Cho 4 hours ago
I'm glad he didn't eat the "fresh goat droppings" not that urine or bat blood is better
Jahar Chakraborty
Jahar Chakraborty 6 hours ago
India can also have 40 to 45 degree celsius in summer
Jahar Chakraborty
Jahar Chakraborty 6 hours ago
India also have 45 degree celsius in summer
PortaTerzo 6 hours ago
That sounds like a movie synopsis.
Richard Raucina
Richard Raucina 6 hours ago
After drinking a gallon of bat blood, he was likely Covid 19 immune. I would have stayed at the oasis.
El Kapitan
El Kapitan 7 hours ago
this being along lost in a desert and being alone lost at sea are perhaps the most painful thing to ever happen to a man💔 Rest In Peace to those people who died on this very painful situation
M B 7 hours ago
If you r stranded in the Sahara desert without water, you are dead in less then six hours. Do not get stranded there.
ThePhilosorpheus 7 hours ago
Sounds like a beautiful biblical story. Also, it may seem crazy that he returned to the desert afterwards, but when you fall in love with the desert, the pain becomes familiar, and in a sense, even pleasant. Its all about rediscovering the fundamental poverty of the human bodily condition, which is also where our spiritual richness manifests more clearly. In the desert, same as in the sea or any rough scenario, you feel small, and you discover that which is greater than you. The first Christian monks are known as the "desert fathers" because they endured this kind of suffering as an ascetic exercise in spiritual growth. I recommend looking them up.
Pe Fu
Pe Fu 8 hours ago
laughs in phx arizona
Viktor C
Viktor C 8 hours ago
whats the ambient music towards the end of the video?
justgeorge247 9 hours ago
Rip to all Ultramarathon runner who died in Gansu, China.
Markus Orison
Markus Orison 10 hours ago
Damn, the most I've ever had to get is 7 liters of fluids intravenously.
supercow1225 10 hours ago
Space Dog2112
Space Dog2112 10 hours ago
This better be a movie if not dibs
HenryManson 11 hours ago
#1 Sweating ... #3 getting out of the Desert
ahmetsercan soydan
ahmetsercan soydan 12 hours ago
I would fucking die
Vram1974 12 hours ago
How do you travel south while having a compass?
Sirisha Velavan
Sirisha Velavan 12 hours ago
not only was he physically fit, he was HELLLAA SMART
Shak Play
Shak Play 13 hours ago
well Sahara is not a joke. human should stop being over-smart against nature, you cant win against nature. sometime you are lucky to get survive. yet he got permanent damage in his kidneys. human EGO is bigger than anything in this world.
Jonahs Gang
Jonahs Gang 13 hours ago
The bats become the vampired
Cod4 Wii
Cod4 Wii 14 hours ago
At age 39, wow I can barely run a mile and this guy survived 9 days without food after running and wondering 200 miles? What a trooper!
rastafish420 14 hours ago
Celcius and the metric system are so unnecessary and require too much guesswork. The world should just use Farenheit, feet, inches, yards and miles.
Joe salvator
Joe salvator 15 hours ago
It's amazing how sub-saharans traveled this environment with such ease to colonize the world and build the pyramids. Yet someone can only live in this desert for 3 days in 2021 with the technology we have now...
Tolik 15 hours ago
LOL , Arizona hits over 117 every summer . So does Nevada .
Matt 15 hours ago
Is there a movie about this?
The DexxJ
The DexxJ 15 hours ago
This is one the most powerful videos I've ever seen
Revans Eco Freak
Revans Eco Freak 16 hours ago
Lose 35 pounds in ten days on the new Sahara desert cleanse! Bat blood and urine
ImDark73 16 hours ago
40º? thats a normal summer in portugal
Arthur Arcturus
Arthur Arcturus 17 hours ago
play stupid games, win stupid prizes
Von Goldfinger
Von Goldfinger 17 hours ago
This is one of the wildest stories ever! I asked myself this exact same question because I’ve been watching these documents about ancient Rome in Africa. I salute this man getting out alive. Just excellent. We humans are truly inventive when it comes down to survival.
Robko 17 hours ago
how many pounds? Do you speak human with the metric system? Like, you know what 99.99% of the civilized world uses?
A Mauritanian Nomad
A Mauritanian Nomad 17 hours ago
Oh no you don’t ever cross the desert thinking you will stay on the same trail because you will be going in circles without knowing. Even crossing a few small dunes can confuse you and you will be very far far off from where you were and where you want to go. His decision to cross the desert like that was a suicide and shows he had absolutely no knowledge about the desert.
PlasmaBurns 17 hours ago
Just start yelling out "Im white!" and some Africans will come out to "help" you.
Average User
Average User 18 hours ago
I would like to see the movie.
Harrison Waltman
Harrison Waltman 18 hours ago
Start walking (at night)
iVally 18 hours ago
Flávio Viana Gomide
This runner is totally crazy.
꧁ Solenoid X ꧂
꧁ Solenoid X ꧂ 18 hours ago
Ultimate social distancing challenge
c v
c v 18 hours ago
dm 18 hours ago
He should try that race in tenere desert in NIGER. It's by far hotter and bigger than morroco desert
Anjil Bohora
Anjil Bohora 18 hours ago
Lesson: Fuck the desert. Never go 10 mins away from civilization.
Jim Eckert
Jim Eckert 19 hours ago
Hey man pick a measure system. It went from dude ran 40km a day and speaking totally in metric to train to referencing the race in miles, back to metric. I'm gonna take a stab at it and say nobody knows conversions. Not salty, just high and wanted to point it out for the future. Keep making the interesting content
Sir Lance Lote
Sir Lance Lote 19 hours ago
That’s not gonna happen. I will never go there.
I Use Hacks
I Use Hacks 17 hours ago
What if you join military and they send you there
Ano Nymus
Ano Nymus 19 hours ago
Love how you use your voice. It just sounds so naturally excited
Avee Planet
Avee Planet 19 hours ago
Muslims traded 150 MILLION *Black People * through the Sahara Desert. They died.
Amr Khaled
Amr Khaled 20 hours ago
Amr Khaled
Amr Khaled 20 hours ago
does anybody know where can I find the music in the end?
Emad Eraghi
Emad Eraghi 20 hours ago
As I am watching this, the temperature in my city is 49 C feels like 57 C!
luvsilly60 20 hours ago
I would die. Next question.
MaaF-type beats
MaaF-type beats 20 hours ago
Big up from Morocco
Averroès Nafaà
Averroès Nafaà 21 hour ago
although the Amazigh Berber man lived there for 7 thousand years and is still there. their symbol is the ⵣ which means free men .my ancestors
Don'tBeEvil 21 hour ago
BUT WHY??, why did he walk south?? It doesn't make sense. On Day4 you start running south, then U turn and finish north -> which means both "Start" and "Finish" of stage 4 was somewhere north from almost any point of Day4's track. So if you're lost and have to pick direction to walk, wouldn't you want to bet on north? The whole Day4 stage is literally the most south stage of the whole race. Did he explain it?
KvAT 22 hours ago
This is the tale of a survivor. Imagine those who didn't survive.
smtng20ca 22 hours ago
This is giving me anxiety
submachine guy
submachine guy 22 hours ago
him: cuts wound and tries to suicide blood: umm well uhh i actually prefer to stay in there so ima just gonna block myself in, ok.
what ever
what ever 23 hours ago
I would die first day prolly
I had an ad for the movie Dune during this video... this can't be coincidence
Karim Alramlawi
0:46 Me Who lives in a City in 50 degrees: Child's play
Minhaz Muktadir
First of all, kick the race organizers in the balls and put them in jail. Who the hell told them to organize a race in sahara?
Strong Fencing and Gates
R u the guy that calls in to America first?
Buisang Ndlozi
What was the point of the pen size flare?
Oliver Edens
Oliver Edens Day ago
I live in the top left corner of Victoria and New South Wales, Australia. Last year it got to 46 degrees c. I honestly cannot believe what this person went through, especially running in that heat.
How about you watch your mouth
fahim Day ago
I am sure the narrator added more twists to his original story which he probably told in 5-10 mints
عيسى الزاهر
46 is not that hot
"He then killed a bunch of bats and drank their blood." Whoa, this went Ozzy Osbourne levels of satanic fast as fuck...
Gex1e Day ago
He pulled the UNO reverse card on those bats.
joster l
joster l Day ago
Bruh from 2011 to 2016 I lived in marakesh (Morocco)and at summer 2012 some days the temperature went up to 50 Celsius 122 Fahrenheit And the worse is that it was Ramadan Idk how people survived that year
Walrus Stu
Walrus Stu Day ago
If only his flying bison didn't get stolen...
Absorbere7 Day ago
I`m shocked, incredible story
Why you need to do this?
Mc Nasty46
Mc Nasty46 Day ago
I'll Uber itm
TheModer8ter Day ago
John 6:47 "Verily, Verily I say unto you, he that believes in me has everlasting life." - Jesus. Jesus, who was God in the flesh of a man, died for the remission of sin, including yours, was buried, and rose form the dead 3 days later. If you simply believe in this to apply to you and trust Jesus to save you from the second death, then you have everlasting life in heaven.
abbas koko
abbas koko Day ago
What i would have done immediately after i realized i am lost is go north or north-west because depending on the location of the marathon and the distance i ran during the storm i would have a greater chance of encountering other humans.
Elizabeth Rios
Why can't we all just agree that racing in the Sahara desert is a bad idea and just not do it anymore?
Mr. Skeleton
Mr. Skeleton Day ago
Lose some weight and you will feel better about running.
Johnny Day ago
It's crazy to think he ran and/or walked that far.
Cris Dominguez
bssni touir
bssni touir Day ago
Even though im not that smart of a person, i'd probably die.
bass 10 hours ago
Never say I’m not that smart again. You are what you believe.
Nishi Dai
Nishi Dai Day ago
Filipinos be like : Hold my Coffee
Zeeshan Dogar
This is why everyone should learn to read the stars to gauge direction.