(From left) Dr Rachel Poon Mak Sui-man with Wu Man-hang, Leung Hok-hin and Lam Pok-yin preparing for Oxfam Trailwalker. They are off to run the Marathon des Sables. Photo: Handout (From left) Dr Rachel Poon Mak Sui-man with Wu Man-hang, Leung Hok-hin and Lam Pok-yin preparing for Oxfam Trailwalker. They are off to run the Marathon des Sables. Photo: Handout
(From left) Dr Rachel Poon Mak Sui-man with Wu Man-hang, Leung Hok-hin and Lam Pok-yin preparing for Oxfam Trailwalker. They are off to run the Marathon des Sables. Photo: Handout
Extreme fitness

Marathon des Sables: Hong Kong psychologist takes autistic runners to desert ultra, 250km across the Sahara

  • Doctor Rachel Poon says the runners lack the self awareness to monitor their own condition as they run 250km through the desert
  • Adjusting to new environments is hard for the runners, and they will need help getting used to the sleep and packing arrangements

Topic |   Extreme fitness
(From left) Dr Rachel Poon Mak Sui-man with Wu Man-hang, Leung Hok-hin and Lam Pok-yin preparing for Oxfam Trailwalker. They are off to run the Marathon des Sables. Photo: Handout (From left) Dr Rachel Poon Mak Sui-man with Wu Man-hang, Leung Hok-hin and Lam Pok-yin preparing for Oxfam Trailwalker. They are off to run the Marathon des Sables. Photo: Handout
(From left) Dr Rachel Poon Mak Sui-man with Wu Man-hang, Leung Hok-hin and Lam Pok-yin preparing for Oxfam Trailwalker. They are off to run the Marathon des Sables. Photo: Handout
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