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Jordan's Al Aqra storms to win in the Marathon Des Sables

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Jordan's Al Aqra storms to win in the Marathon Des Sables
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Jordan’s Salameh Al Aqra took over 23 minutes out of Marathon des Sables leader Rachid Elmorabity of Morocco when he finished first in the longest stage of the race – 81.5 kms.

Al Aqra completed the daunting stage, which takes some of the less elite runners all day and all night to finish, in just seven hours and 14 minutes.

By setting such a fast pace Al Aqra moves up to second place in the overall standing nine minutes and 24 seconds behind Elmorabity, who finished second, closely followed by Carlos Sa of Portugal.