Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up.
Contestants set out at dawn and head northwards from Tatouine towards the Sebkhet el Melah, a large salt sea.where competitors can sometimes use their bikes to ride across the salt-crusted ground. Once the salt sea ends the racers head to the Mediterranean coast and then swim over to the island of Djerba before running to Houmt Souk. On land the route is marked by a red camel on a black background and inflatable red camels ten yards apart mark the safe swimming channel for the athletes in the Mediterranean.
What makes the race so difficult is the fact that the contestants have to run on three separate occasions with both cycling and swimming interspersed with the running. Sometimes, the Sebkhet el Melah can have recently been wet and so the bikes sink into the mud and are almost unrideable as a result.