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OMAN DESERT MARATHON BLOG

The proud finishers of Oman Desert Marathon took Friday off to recover, participants were divided into two excursions. One group visited Wadi Bani Khalid and another Bediya surroundings. Wadi Bani Khalid is one of our favorite places in Oman. Runners had a relaxing afternoon at this...

The briefing was at the start line at 6:30 am, runners were very tired and nervous. It was a long night before making it to camp, too little rest after the 42km the did. Some arrived at 4 am and had to be ready for...

Today the runners spent almost all day resting, preparing for the longest stage of the race, 42.3 km. To many runners, this appear as the most difficult stage of the race. Usually If runners have made it till this point, they can make it to...

Runners found this stage the hottest so far, very different for the uncommon cloudy day they had yesterday. However, the temperatures were not higher than 30 degrees Celsius, but the level of humidity raised as we are closer to the sea. It was very critical...

As part of the Sultanate’s celebrations of the National Day, a picture with a 49th shape formation was taken, runners started the third stage on an unusual cloudy day. Three big sand dunes were expecting them but the runners took advantage of the cool weather...

The second day of Oman Desert Marathon started with briefing early in the morning, runners were informed of what to expect in the course, and they were reminded to follow the flags along the course. What it seemed to be a slow morning, as the...

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...