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Nathan Mollett, Head of Asset Finance at United Trust Bank and chair of the Leasing Foundation, has successfully completed the Marathon des Sables (MDS) Legendary, described as the ‘toughest footrace on Earth,’ raising over £14,500 for two worthy charities.

The gruelling multi-stage ultramarathon saw Mollett race for 250km, the equivalent of six marathons, over six days from Sunday 14th April to Saturday 20th April, through southern Morocco’s Sahara Desert, enduring blistering temperatures of 40 to 50 degrees centigrade.

Completing the race in 42 hours and 8 minutes, Mollett called the MDS, "a once in a lifetime experience that was utterly brutal and beautiful in equal parts."

Running the 38th Marathon des Sables Legendary alongside Mollett was Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost, Group CEO at DND Finance, who unfortunately had to withdraw from the race due to injury after finishing 100km.

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Mollett competed in the 2024 MDS Legendary to raise money for two deserving charities - the South East Cancer Help Centre and Wings for Life, a charity which funds research into cures for spinal cord injuries.

Nathan Mollett commented: “Running the Marathon des Sables was an amazing experience – and a great privilege - but definitely a once in a lifetime challenge. The course was extraordinarily demanding, sometimes almost unbearably so because of the heat – particularly on the longest day - but raising money for two charities close to my heart made every step worth it. It wasn't just about finishing the race, it was also about helping others. A massive thank you goes to everyone who supported me and also my fellow runners. I certainly couldn’t have done it without you!”

You can still sponsor Nathan and donate to these two charities by visiting his fundraising page at