OMAN DESERT MARATHON BLOG

Desert running: gear and strategy  Muscat, 14 November 2022:  Running through the desert is not like any other. A race like the Oman Desert Marathon (21 to 24 January 2023) in which we will also have to be self-sufficient for several days, involves very specific material...

Oman Desert Marathon has welcomed Oman Air, the national Airline of the Sultanate of Oman, as Official Airline Sponsor of its 2023 event. Under the partnership, Oman Air will offer participants and their relatives special fares when flying into Oman for the race, which is...

Oman Desert Marathon qualifies for International Races  Muscat, September 16th  2022:  The 8th Edition of the Oman Desert Marathon, has been approved by ITRA, (International Trail Running Association) giving the race 3 ITRA points, 1 Mountain point, and confirming the distance of 164.40 Km with...

Oman Desert Marathon 2023 Four stages, many deserts  Muscat, 25/8/2022 – Five months before the Oman Desert Marathon, the playing field, the desert, awaits the runners with the archetypal image that everyone imagines: sand, dunes, a few palm trees, Bedouins… In the Omani desert, the participants of the...

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...