Jordan’s endurance king Salameh Al Aqra secured his second big result within a week by finishing runner-up in the 100km Mozart Ultra Marathon in Salzburg, Austria, on Saturday.
The 43-year-old won the Austria 70km Ultra Marathon the previous week and was again in outstanding form as he finished the grueling mountainous race in 9hrs01min43secs, behind Czech runner Daniel Oralek. German Marco Strum was third.
He bettered his performance of a year earlier when he finished third in the same event.
Al Aqra, who has previously won the tough Marathon de Sable, said: “I am really proud of finishing second. It was extremely tough because of the rain and hail but I am very pleased.”