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OMAN DESERT MARATHON BLOG

“This stage will make the difference, not only for the top runners but also for the rest of the group” - explains Ahmed Al Malki, the Oman Desert Marathon Race Director. That’s because this section is one of the hardest stages of the race:...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text duration="1000" delay="200"] The start line of the second stage is just next to a very high dune, and the basecamp faces it, reminding all the time to the participants what they will face the next day. The...

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text duration="1000" delay="200"] The first stage is only 21 km but is the acclamation to the race, so even if is not particularly hard, it is very challenging for most runners. On day one the backpack is at...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text duration="1000" delay="200"]All runners arrived at the Oman Desert Marathon Basecamp, now they are collecting the bib numbers and having their mandatory equipment checked. The Oman Desert Marathon basecamp is in one of the most spectacular spots of the Omani desert. After the bib collection...

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="32px"][vc_custom_heading text="Dear Runners," font_container="tag:h2|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23dd9933" google_fonts="font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal" duration="1000" delay="200"][vc_column_text duration="1000" delay="200"]We are getting close to the 3° Oman Desert Marathon, your travel documentation is complete and have been acquired. We are working on the last details along the course and preparing everything to welcome you in Oman. We are...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text duration="1000" delay="200"] The medical team of the Oman Desert Marathon is backed by Oman Medical staff who provides all the necessary material and medication and who are  present with a fully equipped ambulance during the different stages...

Debbie Simpson, physiotherapist and guest at BBC Wiltshire tells Graham Rogers about her experience as runner in the 2013 Marathon des Sables and her love for the desert. Debbie was also a volunteer at the 2014 & 2015 MDS.  She will be part of the...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text duration="1000" delay="200"]The desert is a land of extremes; it can be extremely warm during the day, or very cold during the night. Many runners who have participated in the Marathon des Sables or other desert races...