In 1998 Ahansal won for the first time the 220 km Marathon des Sables in a record time of 16 hours, 22 minutes and 29 seconds. This performance is also listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the fastest crossing through the desert. In 2008 he won the contest again. This time the trail consisted of 245.3 km, which he completed in 19 hours, 27 minutes and 46 seconds. Also, the year he wrote his name in this contest 16:27:26. The rain, however, were not six stages, but this time walked four stages of 36, 91 and 42 km respectively. 33
Mohamad Ahansal lives in the German city of Ingolstadt and come out for MTV Ingolstadt . His brother Lahcen Ahansal is also a well-known ultra runner and won the Marathon des Sables ten times.