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November 2016

The wind blows in the desert and the imprint of the last runner has vanished. The sand is smooth again, like no one has ever trodden on it. Gone are the voices of the runners chatting after each of the daily stages, the calls of...

Race is over. All runners left the camp and they are now flying back home. The emotions for this life changing experience are flooding their minds with snapshots of the race thinking at the most remarkable moments of the Oman Desert Marathon. Lots of sweat...

The final rush: last 24 kilometres towards the Arabic Sea. This stage is the one where the runners experience the most drastic change of scenario of all the race. In this short distance they pass from the desert track surrounded by bushes and vegetation, where...

The night Marathon stage is the climax of all the Oman Desert Marathon: 42 kilometers to approach the Arabian sea. This stage has two separate starts: one at 14.30 and one at 16.30. Only the 20 fastest runners are allowed to start at 16.20, while...

Today the runners woke up later and they din’t have to rush their breakfast. All the competitors had plenty of time to eat and get ready before the start. Only the top runners will start the race at 16.30 GMT +4 as they have been...

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Stage 2 today started at 6.38 form the last camp, about 25 km from Al Wasil village. The first 10 kilometers where characterized by a gentle start and climb over a high dune, still in the shade and with a fresh breeze. ...

All the runners crossed the start line at 8:02 from the center of Al Wasil village, heading towards the desert. The competition started to raise immediately: Rachid Elmorabity, Salameh Alaqra, Sami Alsaidi and Evgenii Glyva in front of the leading group chasing the podium,...

Almost all runners are arrived at the basecamp. This afternoon, after the administrative and equipment check, many runners decided to climb the high dune just next to the camp at watch the sunset. At 6 PM the briefing will take place. ...