7th Samsung Marathon successfully concludes in Amman

7th Samsung Marathon successfully concludes in Amman
4.00 6

Published October 11th, 2015 - 17:09 GMT via SyndiGate.info

Rate Article:

 
PRINT Send Mail
comment (0)
Runners take off from the start of the Samsung Amman Marathon 10km race on Friday in Amman (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun)
Runners take off from the start of the Samsung Amman Marathon 10km race on Friday in Amman (Photo by Amjad Ghsoun)

By Roufan Nahha

The 7th edition of the Samsung Amman Marathon concluded on Friday with the participation of more than 8,000 runners from around the world.

Ethiopia’s Tilahun Tarikuwon won the 42km men’s race after clocking 2h18m01s, followed by Kenya’s Henry Kibet (2h22m53s) and Jordan’s Yousef Khalaf (2h41m40s).

Sarah Kerubo of Kenya won the 42kn women’s race in 2h46m51s, followed by teammate Rebecca Tallam (2h53m08s) and Samah Al Najjar of Jordan (3h23m12s).

The event was held under the patronage of HH Prince Firas Bin Raad, who took part in the 10km race and handed trophies to winners, while thanking all those who made it possible and labelled the marathon a success both in terms of the level of participation and the organisational aspects.

Lina Al Kurd, vice director general of Run Jordan, told The Jordan Times that it was a very challenging event.

“The race was so challenging and interesting to all participants who tried to make it to the finish line. We are so happy to see this huge number of people participating in the marathon as a family event and sporting event at the same time,” she said.

“Local runners did well although marathon champion Mithqal Abbadi was absent due to other sporting event engagement,” she added.

According to Kurd, the marathon’s mission extends beyond competitive, touristic or health aspects as 20 per cent of the proceeds go to charitable associations across multiple sectors.


Results

Male overall 42K

Tilahun Tariku

2:18:01

Henry Kibet

2:22:53

Yousef Khalaf

2:41:40

Female overall 42K

Sarah Kerubo

2:46:51

Rebecca Tallam

2:53:08

Samah Al Najjar

3:23:12

Male Jordanian 42K

Yousef Khalaf

2:41:40

Ahmad Muheissen

2:44:13

Mohammad Mohammad

2:46:35

Female Jordanian 42K

Samah Al Najjar

3:23:12

Nahedah Ali

3:51:00

Sharifa Saqqa

3:58:44

Visual impaired 42K Male

Suheil AlNashash

3:17:40

Male Overall 21K

Asefa Hunde

1:07:50

Dayefallah Al Hammad

1:09:14

Ahmad Samour

1:09:19

Female Overall 21K

Gedamnesh Yayeh

1:18:30

Hanoia Hasaballah

1:29:36

Sojood Alkhutaba

1:31:20

Male wheelchair 21K

Ali AlSwalmeh

1:12:37

Bilal Abu Mansi

1:36:18

Mohmad Abu Hasoon

1:44:04

Male Visual Impaired 21K

Nabil Magableh

1:19:42

Abd alraouf Al khateeb

1:30:55

Male Overall 10K

Ibrahim Abo Salah

31:06

Saber Mufleh

31:29

Hamzeh Ashoush

32:17

Female Overall 10K

Sabryeh Jameel

39:39

Hanan Jumaa

43:47

Nicole Roberts

48:56

Male wheel Chair 10K

Raed Hwaiti

39:57

Visually Impaired Female 10K

Jumana Alzoabi

1:18:35

Israa Abu Alheja

1:51:04

Male 42k age groups

(40-49) Mohammad Saed

3:17:01

(50-59) Peter Dewulf

3:46:43

Female 42k age groups

(40-49) Chris Peeters

3:28:23

Male 21K age groups

(40-49) Mohammad Hamouri

1:23:11

(50-59) Reyad Banat

1:41:35

(60-69) Andy Baker

1:41:26

(70 +) Christer Mattisson

3:09:45

Female 21K age groups

(40-49) Genevieve Boutin

1:48:04

(50-59) Toni Harvey

2:20:20

 

© Copyright The Jordan Times. All rights reserved.

Add a new comment

 avatar