3° Oman Desert Marathon: First stage report and results

3° Oman Desert Marathon: First stage report and results

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 its maximum weight, many runners just arrived in Oman and they are not used to this climate. The majority of the competitors decided to start running fast and take advantage of the first and last kilometers on road, the only ones on paved ground of all the race. The first 10 kilometers of this stage are on flat and compact sand, but then the runners had to enter deep into desert and face high dunes and a big climb, this section of 8 kilometers it had very challenging ground. After this part they descended the dunes and reach the Al Wasil castle where they found a local crowd welcoming them at the finish line. The first ten kilometers saw the Jordan Salamah Aaqra and the Ukrainian Evgini Glyva fighting for the first position, followed by  Rashid Al Murabiti a few steps behind. The Moroccan champion waited the big dunes to sprint and pass the other two champions and dominated all the second section on the race,  reaching the finish line in just 1h33 minutes and 13 seconds, 6 minutes before Salamah Aaqra and 8 minutes before Evgini Glyva.

Most runners finished this stage in the double or more of the time of the winner and the last runners, Eugenia Stucchi, crossed the finish line after 5 hours, 5 minutes and 58 seconds.

See the results and some pictures of the day

3rd Oman Desert Marathon – STAGE 1

RANK

BIB

NAME

SURNAME

SEX

NATIONALITY

TIME

1

5

Rashid

AL Murabiti

M

Morocco

1h 33m 13s

2

1

Salamah

Aaqra

M

Jordan

1h 39m 27s

3

63

Evgini

Glyva

M

Ukraine

1h 41m 15s

4

34

Sami

Alsaidi

M

Oman

1h 43m 32s

5

99

Khalifa

Alabri

M

Oman

1h 54m 36s

6

29

Rachid

Almiqbali

M

Oman

1h 54m 54s

7

41

Yousuf Abdullah

Alzaabi

M

Oman

1h 58m 53s

8

62

Juan Maria

Jimenez Llorens

M

Spain

2h 2m 41s

9

37

Ahmed

Asalti

M

Oman

2h 4m 11s

10

69

Benoit

Laval

M

France

2h 6m 30s

11

8

Kurt

Alderweireldt

M

Belgium

2h 11m 26s

12

45

Elisabet

Barnes

F

Sweden

2h 12m 28s

13

47

Marco

Bondielli

M

Italy

2h 12m 56s

14

16

Adnan Saleh

Alhatali

M

Oman

2h 18m

15

32

Aziza

ALraji

F

Morocco

2h 23m 8s

16

3

Hamood

AL bahri

M

Oman

2h 23m 11s

17

82

Joao Pedro

Branquinho

M

Portugal

2h 28m 18s

18

7

Mohammed

Albimani

M

Oman

2h 30m 40s

19

67

Laurens

Kummer

M

Netherlands

2h 33m 33s

20

95

Adharanans

Finn

M

UK

2h 42m 12s

21

81

Abelloh

Elfandi

M

Oman

2h 45m 30s

22

89

Cinzia

Tenchini

F

Italy

2h 49m 39s

23

48

Dino

Bonelli

M

Italy

2h 52m 7s

24

97

Marguerit

Natalie

F

France

2h 55m 20s

25

51

Nicola

Ciani

M

Italy

2h 55m 50s

26

23

Yousof

Almamari

M

Oman

2h 56m 28s

27

91

Frank

Van Der Endt

M

Netherlands

3h 1m 33s

28

55

Paulus Johannes

de Boer

M

Netherlands

3h 4m

29

78

Soufiane

Radhouani

M

France

3h 7m 11s

30

42

Silvia

Amodio

F

Uruguai

3h 8m 15s

31

75

Gianluigi

Panzeri

M

Italy

3h 8m 40s

32

40

Ahmed

Alyahmei

M

Oman

3h 11m 9s

33

18

Ahmed

Aljabri

M

Oman

3h 15m 44s

34

9

Gabriele

Alessandri

M

Italy

3h 16m 13s

35

71

Francesco

Lucidi

M

Italy

3h 16m 14s

36

74

Luigi

Pagani

M

Italy

3h 17m 20s

37

2

Boukenadel

Abdelkani

M

France

3h 21m 14s

38

43

Robert

Atchison

M

UK

3h 21m 14s

39

77

Simon

Perrin

M

France

3h 23m 50s

40

68

Olivier

Lacoste

M

France

3h 23m 59s

41

46

Angelo Vittorio

Bertoletti

M

Italy

3h 24m 23s

42

65

Rutger

Kleemans

M

Netherlands

3h 26m 59s

43

80

Maarten

Rijssenbeek

M

Netherlands

3h 26m 59s

44

76

Juan

Pereyra Tur

M

Spain

3h 28m 45s

45

70

Miguel Angel

Lozano Gallego

M

Spain

3h 28m 55s

46

83

Valerio Massimo

Sala

M

Italy

3h 37m 31s

47

73

Daniele

Morosetti

M

Italy

3h 37m 41s

48

25

Omar Khalifah

Almamari

M

Oman

3h 37m 58s

49

60

Veronique

Coustenoble

F

France

3h 38m

50

14

Redwan Saleh

Alhabsi

M

Oman

3h 43m 41s

51

49

Jo

Charters

F

UK

3h 49m 11s

52

64

Heikki

Karinen

M

Finland

3h 54m 33s

53

44

Imad

Barakat

M

Siria

3h 54m 43s

54

59

Cecile Roselyne

Fouchard Bertin

F

France

3h 57m 11s

55

92

Francesco

Vitale

M

Italy

4h 0m 19s

56

86

Aldo

Sicurella

M

Italy

4h 2m 31s

57

90

Cinzia

Tosi

F

Italy

4h 6m 51s

58

57

Gerard

Delavaud

M

France

4h 9m 49s

59

61

Odile

Hochard

F

France

4h 9m 49s

60

58

Cecilia

Du Preez

F

UK

4h 11m

61

98

Suleiman

Salem

M

Oman

4h 11m

62

50

Davinia

Chulio Fuster

F

Spain

4h 17m 40s

63

94

Moussa

Elkhaldi

M

Oman

4h 26m 1s

64

79

Angelo

Rigoni

M

Italy

4h 42m 20s

65

53

Gudrun

Dautel

F

Deutschland

4h 44m 54s

66

54

Hansmartin

Dautel

M

Deutschland

4h 44m 56s

67

56

Giuseppe

De Rosa

M

Italy

5h 5m 38s

68

85

Fabio

Segoni

M

Italy

5h 5m 58s

69

87

Roberta Eugenia

Stucchi

F

Italy

5h 5m 58s

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