Muscat Marathon was first organised by Muscat Road Runners in 2012, with 135 competitors in total in first race. I joined MRR in 2014. Since then, the Marathon has quickly grown in stature with athletes from all over the world traveling to take part.
Al Mouj Muscat Marathon
In 2017, Al Mouj became the official sponsor of this race and the event is now branded as Al Mouj Muscat Marathon. Al Mouj Oman’s premier lifestyle destination in Muscat.
In 2019 and over 8,000 runners from 103 countries took part in the two-day festival of running. The marathon, half marathon and 10K routes were all certified by world-running organisation AIMS, aligning the event with International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) standards. The 5KM Fun Run.
I must say fear is gradually replaced by excitement and a simple desire to see what you can do on the day. I was selected by Muscat Road Runners Team for Pacing 4:15 in Muscat Marathon on 18th Jan 2019. My plan was to run this marathon to maintain my last year PB detail of which is in another blog linked below.
For this marathon my plan was to keep consistent pace till 42nd KM because as a pacer it is a greater responsibility as many marathon runners will depend on me to maintain their pace.
I was running as Pacer
Marathon started at 6:30 AM and I started pacing for 4:15 kept the same pace until the end and completed the Marathon at 4 Hours 15 Minutes and 2 seconds. I was so excited because I kept maintaining my pace to manage time. I learnt the time management skill in my professional life and applied that in sports and result is here.
Please visit this link to see the detail of Marathon organized by people with disabilities. This was the first marathon of it’s kid.