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Author: marathonoman83

It is said that if you can complete day 3 stage, you are well within reach of finishing the race. Daytime temperatures will be more forgiving as we approach the Arabian Sea in the days ahead....

Having put the first stage behind us. Moving deeper into the desert and farther away from real beds and real food. This journey afoot is beginning to take shape. Like the dunes themselves, things are under constant shift from the elements and outcomes uncertain. The...

The first stage of the Oman Desert Marathon proved to be challenging both in its scope and diversity. The 21 km stage Starts from the camp at 7:30. Racers are sent off into the desert with the lively music from Al Wasil Arts Folk Band ...

The final rush: 23 kilometers to get to the Arabic Sea! The first eight kilometers of the last stage took the runners towards east, on a desert track, crossing an area with low vegetation and small bushes. The sand of the first section was compact...

After a morning of rest at the camp, the runners had to face the longest stage of the race: the Night Marathon Stage. A day with more hours of rest and more time for taking photos on the dunes and to get ready for the...

Easy and downhill start for the 5th Oman Desert Marathon runners today! As the finish line of yesterday’s stage was on the top of a hill the first kilometers of today’s stage gave to the runners the advantage to run downhill. The first kilometers of...

Today the runners woke up at 6.00 after a quite cold night. The minimum temperature was tonight 11° Celsius: significantly below the average of this season, that is about 15 C°. A chilly start for a 27 kilometers run that took the 100 runners...

They started as rockets on a super challenging terrain! Today’s stage consisted in 20 kilometers of soft sands, high dunes and small portions of desert with compact ground and camel grass. “ a continuous up and down, not easy, very hard” – explains the Omani...

First 25 kilometers of the 5th Oman Desert Marathon. The race started at 8.11 Am, just after the celebrations for the Oman National Day and the local authorities welcome. This stage was supposed to be one of the fastest and easiest of the race: a...