3° Oman Desert Marathon: Fourth stage report and results

3° Oman Desert Marathon: Fourth stage report and results

Fourth Stage
km 28 total distance km 103

““The previous stages headed south, now we start moving east towards the Arabian Sea, this change of direction will take us to a different landscape: smaller dunes with small spots of green grass and more compact sand”” –  said Ahmed Al Malki, the Oman Desert Marathon Race Director during the briefing of the fourth stage. As usually at 6.30 AM the race started and the runners departed from the camp. This morning a gentile breeze made the run more enjoyable, at least for the first four hours. Stage four had 3 refreshment points and two checkpoints: water at kilometer five and checkpoints with water at kilometer 12 and 22.
Even if the weather was absolutely perfect a lot of runners suffered for the high temperature.
We are now at the fourth day of self sufficiency: the runners that decided to carry less food and did not eat much, are now losing energy and for them the race is getting harder and harder, even if today’’s course was easier and faster that yesterday.

 During this stage many runners are also getting tired mentally: this kind of race puts all the runners on an immense mental stress, like the Omani runner Ahmed Alyahmei , that was about to drop at the first checkpoint, but fortunately, after a moment of discomfort he changed his mind and decided to carry on,  finishing the race and chatting with the Italian Aldo Sicurella.

The Oman Desert Marathon is an unique challenge of for this reason: many people from different countries meet and share experiences, good and bad moments and get to know each other.
This creates a family  atmosphere: runners help each other and offer support but without forgetting the competition on the finish line.

Winner again Rashid Al Murabiti in only 2 hours 2 minutes and 19 seconds, followed by the Jordan Salamah Aaqra, just 85 seconds slower and by Evgini Glyva with 2 hours 12 minutes and 3 seconds.

Stage 2,3 and 4 are crossing very remote locations, so there is no network coverage and we drive 3 hours to get to the basecamp. For this reason the results are not complete. All runners are fine and everybody finished the fourth stage.  The fifth stage will start at 3 PM for most of the runners, just the first 20 will depart at 5 pm. The last runner will cross the finish line around 2 AM and the fifth stage will start at 9 AM. Due to the remote locations and the very short time between stage 5 and 6 we will not be able to post updates, about stage 5.

Next update will be after stage 6, on November 12th. 

Updated

3rd Oman Desert Marathon – STAGE 4

RANK

BIB

NAME

SURNAME

SEX

NATIONALITY

TIME

1

5

Rashid

AL Murabiti

M

Morocco

2h 2m 19s

2

1

Salamah

Aaqra

M

Jordan

2h 3m 46s

3

63

Evgini

Glyva

M

Ukraine

2h 12m 12s

4

34

Sami

Alsaidi

M

Oman

2h 26m 11s

5

62

Juan Maria

Jimenez Llorens

M

Spain

2h 27m 56s

6

41

Yousuf Abdullah

Alzaabi

M

Oman

2h 35m 29s

7

29

Rachid

Almiqbali

M

Oman

2h 39m 55s

8

99

Khalifa

Alabri

M

Oman

2h 46m 26s

9

45

Elisabet

Barnes

F

Sweden

2h 51m 19s

10

37

Ahmed

Asalti

M

Oman

2h 57m 45s

11

47

Marco

Bondielli

M

Italy

3h 3m 21s

12

8

Kurt

Alderweireldt

M

Belgium

3h 7m 7s

13

32

Aziza

ALraji

F

Morocco

3h 7m 56s

14

82

Joao Pedro

Branquinho

M

Portugal

3h 12m 10s

15

23

Yousof

Almamari

M

Oman

3h 14m 17s

16

42

Silvia

Amodio

F

Uruguai

3h 21m 31s

17

7

Mohammed

Albimani

M

Oman

3h 30m 58s

18

9

Gabriele

Alessandri

M

Italy

3h 32m 13s

19

95

Adharanans

Finn

M

UK

3h 33m 15s

20

69

Benoit

Laval

M

France

3h 38m

21

51

Nicola

Ciani

M

Italy

3h 44m 52s

22

71

Francesco

Lucidi

M

Italy

3h 54m 33s

23

75

Gianluigi

Panzeri

M

Italy

3h 59m 17s

24

91

Frank

Van Der Endt

M

Netherlands

4h 1m 13s

25

16

Adnan Saleh

Alhatali

M

Oman

4h 2m 28s

26

65

Rutger

Kleemans

M

Netherlands

4h 4m 22s

27

80

Maarten

Rijssenbeek

M

Netherlands

4h 4m 22s

28

48

Dino

Bonelli

M

Italy

4h 9m 33s

29

2

Boukenadel

Abdelkani

M

France

4h 13m 57s

30

3

Hamood

AL bahri

M

Oman

4h 15m 59s

31

97

Marguerit

Natalie

F

France

4h 17m 15s

32

83

Valerio Massimo

Sala

M

Italy

4h 18m 12s

33

25

Omar Khalifah

Almamari

M

Oman

4h 27m 53s

34

46

Angelo Vittorio

Bertoletti

M

Italy

4h 29m 55s

35

89

Cinzia

Tenchini

F

Italy

4h 31m 37s

36

76

Juan

Pereyra Tur

M

Spain

4h 40m 35s

37

70

Miguel Angel

Lozano Gallego

M

Spain

4h 40m 37s

38

67

Laurens

Kummer

M

Netherlands

4h 50m 53s

39

59

Cecile Roselyne

Fouchard Bertin

F

France

4h 52m

40

14

Redwan Saleh

Alhabsi

M

Oman

4h 56m 7s

41

43

Robert

Atchison

M

UK

4h 56m 7s

42

60

Veronique

Coustenoble

F

France

4h 59m

43

78

Soufiane

Radhouani

M

France

5h 11m 23s

44

49

Jo

Charters

F

UK

5h 13m 22s

45

90

Cinzia

Tosi

F

Italy

5h 14m 4s

46

40

Ahmed

Alyahmei

M

Oman

5h 14m 38s

47

44

Imad

Barakat

M

Siria

5h 15m 7s

48

64

Heikki

Karinen

M

Finland

5h 18m 33s

49

86

Aldo

Sicurella

M

Italy

5h 20m 37s

50

58

Cecilia

Du Preez

F

UK

5h 26m 14s

51

94

Moussa

Elkhaldi

M

Oman

5h 26m 14s

52

73

Daniele

Morosetti

M

Italy

5h 30m 47s

53

68

Olivier

Lacoste

M

France

5h 32m 3s

54

77

Simon

Perrin

M

France

5h 32m 3s

55

50

Davinia

Chulio Fuster

F

Spain

5h 46m 47s

56

55

Paulus Johannes

de Boer

M

Netherlands

5h 46m 47s

57

54

Hansmartin

Dautel

M

Deutschland

5h 57m 53s

58

53

Gudrun

Dautel

F

Deutschland

5h 57m 57s

59

74

Luigi

Pagani

M

Italy

6h 4m 27s

60

57

Gerard

Delavaud

M

France

6h 6m 59s

61

61

Odile

Hochard

F

France

6h 6m 59s

62

79

Angelo

Rigoni

M

Italy

6h 34m 20s

63

56

Giuseppe

De Rosa

M

Italy

6h 46m 7s

64

87

Roberta Eugenia

Stucchi

F

Italy

6h 46m 7s

65

92

Francesco

Vitale

M

Italy

6h 46m 7s

66

18

Ahmed

Aljabri

M

Oman

DNF

67

81

Abelloh

Elfandi

M

Oman

DNF

68

85

Fabio

Segoni

M

Italy

DNF

69

98

Suleiman

Salem

M

Oman

DNF

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