The International Egyptian Marathon in Luxor, Friday, January 12, 2018 – Egypt Today The International Egyptian Marathon in Luxor, Friday, January 12, 2018 – Egypt Today

Winners of Egyptian International Marathon in Luxor

Fri, Jan. 12, 2018
CAIRO - 12 January 2018: Participants from Jordan, Egypt, Austria, Lebanon, France, Canada and Japan won in the 25th edition of the Egyptian International Marathon held in Luxor on Friday.

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500 runners from 27 different countries take part, Friday, January 12, 2018 – ET

500 runners from 27 different countries took part in the 25th edition of the Egyptian International Marathon on Friday. The starting line was at the 3,500-year-old Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and the race finisheed at the Kings and Queens Valleys in Luxor.

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The race starts at the 3,500-year-old Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Friday, January 12, 2018 – ET

The participants were divided into three groups to run the 12 kilometers Ramses Run, the 22 kilometers Luxor Run, or 42 kilometers full marathon. The runners passed by the Dynasty XVIII-era Colossi of Memnon statues, Al-Sayeda Zainab Mosque, Qarana Hospital and the area of the Pharaonic Valleys, and then returned to the starting line at Hatshepsut Temple, stated the Head of the Egyptian International Marathon, Jasser Riyadh.

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This year’s race is the 25th annual International Egyptian Marathon, Friday, January 12, 2018 – ET

Three Jordanian runners, Mohamed Salama, Hamza Abdel-Modahana, and Abdel Hafiz Al-Aweidha, came in first place in the 12 kilometers run for men. Canadian McCarthy Rebecca won the first rank in the marathon for women, while Egyptian Fatima Saad and Hager Khaled obtained the second and third rank.

Also, Jordan won the first, second and third place in the 22 kilometers marathon for men. In the women’s run, American Caroline Guzman came in first place, Japan's Ochita Nahaku in second place, and Jaya Silva from France in third place.

Jordanian Mohamed Fayed al-Nawasra won the first rank of the 42 kilometers full marathon, while Egyptian Mohamed Suleiman and Austria’s Roger Alexander won the second and the third place. Lebanese Jena Al-Oseir won the first rank of the full marathon for women.

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Marathon map – photo courtesy of Egyptian Marathon official website

The event was organized by the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Luxor governor.

The Egyptian marathon has been held annually since 1994 as a way to boost tourism in Luxor, which was named the World Capital of Tourism in 2016.

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The participants are divided into three groups to run the 12 kilometers Ramses Run, the 22 kilometers Luxor Run, or 42 kilometers full marathon, Friday, January 12, 2018 – ET

The Temple of Hatshepsut was chosen to be the starting point for the marathon as it was inspired by the drawings on the temple, which depict the pharaonic Queen leading the military in running exercises, added Riyadh.


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