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Al Nuaimi wins 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon

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Dubai - Runners from more than 44 countries took part in Friday’s Ultramarathon

By Team KT

Published: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 8:31 PM

Last updated: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 8:44 PM

Butti Al Nuaimi of the UAE won the 50km Al Marmoom Ultramarathon, which was held on Friday inside Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve.

Organised by FittGROUP with the support of Dubai Sports Council, the challenging race had attracted some top endurance runners representing 44 countries, but Al Nuaimi proved to be a class apart, winning by a margin of more than 22 minutes.

The Emirati clocked five hours and four seconds to finish ahead of Kenya’s Paul Komo Kaganjo (5:22:26), while Russia’s Grigori Savva (5:31:37) came in third.

In the 5km men’s race, the Emirati duo Mohammed Al Hassani (17:13) and Hamad Al Zeyoudi (17:52) took the second and third spot behind winner Paul Ngugi Muturi (16:46) of Kenya.

There was an Emirati podium finisher in the men’s 10km run as well, with Nasser Al Hilali (54:38) taking third spot behind Alvin Riva (52:40) and Daniel Abungu (54:35).

Natalia Lifiti (57:04) won the women’s 10km race, finishing ahead of Sally Baker (57:50) and Lea Maesseele (01:00:31), while Diana Zakharchenko (20:31) bagged the top honours in the women’s 5km, finishing ahead of Diana Gagitidze (22:06) and Joanna Thomas (27:02).

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