17 December 2018

Morocco's El Morabity Wins Dubai Ultramarathon, Raji 2nd in Women's Event

Dubai — Moroccan runner Rachid El Morabity won "Meraas Al Marmoom Ultramarathon 2018" in Dubai, the world's longest desert ultra-run 270km, while his compatriot Aziza Raji finished second in the women's race.

Rachid El Morabity covered the distance of the five-day competition, which ended on Saturday evening, in more than 30 hours, ahead of French Muriel Robert and Iranian Akbar Najdi Niryan.

In the women's event, Moroccan Aziza Raji achieved a great feat for the Arab runners by finishing second (40h 03 minutes 20 seconds) behind American Magdalena Boulet (37: 27: 59), while Russian athlete Oskana Riyapova claimed third position(42:17:43).

This sporting event brought together several runners specialized in endurance races representing 35 countries.

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