The Sahara Race 2014 took place in the Badia region of Jordan this year. This year’s race moved out of Egypt and into Jordan for the first time in its nine-year history and ended in the historic city of Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The multi-stage, multi-day, 250km desert race format has become a principle of the ultra-running calendar and this year the race title went to 43 years old Salemah Al Agra – one of Jordan’s leading endurance athletes with him completing the course in an impressive time of 22:44:09. The Jordanian racer revealed.
“I’m really happy. I finished this race without any problems. It was very hard, especially the long stage, but I am thankful I was able to get a big lead to first place. I really pushed myself to the max.”
As for the women, Women’s Champion Sandy Suckling came in 10th position overall with a time of 31:29:00.
“I’ve felt strong all week and I’m very lucky to have friends and family supporting me. And what a finish line! There are no words to describe it and a picture doesn’t do it justice.” said the 4 Deserts Club Member from Australia.
China, Japan and South Korea brought the highest numbers of competitors to this year’s Sahara Race. More than 40% of the competitors were from Asian countries. Their presence indicates the rising popularity of this race in Asia.
Sahara Race 2015 Not a Race for the Faint-Hearted
More than 100 competitors from over 35 countries around the world have signed up for the Sahara Race 2015. The course of the Sahara Race 2015 will take competitors across magnificent desert terrain in the country of Jordan from terrain varying between sand, sand dunes, dirt/ rock track and grasses. Competitors will navigate canyons, riverbeds, valleys, and local villages in areas steeped in Jordanian culture and history.
The Sahara Race 2015 will commence on Sunday, 8 March 2015 till Saturday, 14 March 2015 for a duration of 7 days with 250km in 6 stages. The individual entry fees for the race will be US$3,600 (S$4,644).