Jordan’s ageless endurance star Salameh Al Aqra’a finished third at the Oman Desert Marathon held over 165kms on six days.
The 43-year-old finished the gruelling race in a time of 14hours 15minutes and 51seconds to underline his position as one of the great long distance Arab runners.
“I’m so satisfied with my position, it is one of the hardest marathons in the world because of the harsh desert,” he said.
The event attracted more than 70 runners and is held across some of the highest dunes to be found in the region.
Morocco’s Rashid Al Murabiti won with Ukraine’s Evgini Glyva in second.