Moroccan Aziza El Amrany Wins 38th Marathon des Sables

Boudib (Ouarzazate) – Moroccan Aziza El Amrany won the 38th Marathon des Sables, at the end of the sixth stage, held Saturday over 21.1 km between Bou Makhlouf and Boudib.

El Amrany won this final stage in 1h 41:21, ahead of her countrywoman Aziza Raji (1h 55:54), Frenchwoman Laurence Klein (2h 02:02) and Moroccan-born Frenchwoman Rajaa Hamdaoua (2h 03:11).

In the general ranking, El Amrany finished first (27h 06:27), ahead of Raji (29h 09:04) and British Gemma Game (32h 18:58).

The 38th Marathon des Sables was held on April 12-22, under the high patronage of HM King Mohammed VI.

Participants covered 252 km spread over 6 stages, the longest timed distance ever offered in the history of the Marathon. Nearly 900 athletes from 58 countries participated at this edition.

Source: Agence Marocaine De Presse