Monday, December 10, 2007
This year marks the third running of Gerard Fusils Oman adventure, otherwise know as the longest Bike and run advanture race. Th race has been somewhat over shadowed by the Dubai adventure Challenge which has a big dollar prize fund where all teams earn money!
The course is placed North East of Muscat with a transfer into the mountains at the start and then teams will make their way accross the mountains before returning to the sea and finshing in Sawadi.
Eleven teams took part in the prolog on Sunday a 3K run from the Citadal of A Na’aman towards the sea. the first team AIGLE SYBELLES ESF breaking 12 minutes and local team A'RUSTAQ arrived in 3rd place less than a minute behind. the last team to finish was Total some six minutes later and it seems that Dominique GARCIA may be forced to retire having agrevated a previous achilles tendon injury. The team that came second today will have to hope that the makeshift repairs to thier bike which was damaged during transport will be good for the start of the race proper. Full results can be found at http://www.authentiqueaventure.com/SPIP-v1-8-3//rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=204