The incident represents the third time a competitor has died in the 35-year history of the Marathon des Sables.
The phenomenon is set to bring picturesque sunrises and sunsets to the region with more pronounced orange, red and pink hues resulting from light scattering off the dust particles.
The Sahara Dust Cloud seems to have broken up at least two storms during the summer so far, but its power is waning, concerning some hurricane watchers.
The dust cloud could bring sensational sunsets to states in the southeast.
Dust from Africa is expected to reach the southeastern states next week.
"The quantity of fish we have found and studied are unprecedented in the central Sahara," researcher Savino di Lernia told Newsweek.
The rapid speeds of the Saharan silver ant enables it to travel across the dessert to forage for food in the height of the midday sun.
The desert's age has been the topic of debate for decades among scientists.
The dust has traveled more than 5,000 miles over the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.
With no water or food, migrants are forced across the border at gunpoint in the searing heat.
A common theme appears to be classic wartime adventure stories.