News just in Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon completed…..

We’ve just heard from the Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon race director Steve Clark, that everyone is now back at Swakopmund.  Steve had said that the Namibia race was very tough with temperatures getting up to 42 ºc.    Winner Darren Roberts was very surprised and shocked to win it and once it had sunk in he was delighted – Tom Adams very nearly caught Darren on the finish line to make it a nail-biting finish.

Namibia 24-hr Ultra Marathon Race results are as follows:

1st Place – Darren Roberts 20 hr 28

2nd Place – Tom Adams 20 hr 29

3rd Place – Tom Maguire 21 hr 05

4th Place – Emma Rogan 21 hr 27 – First female to complete the Namibia 24-hr ultra marathon

5th Place – Jerry Haywood 22 hr 30

6th Place – Nick Tidbull 23 hr 17

7th Place – Nicholas Wright 23 hr 45

8th Place – Helen Skelton 23 hr 50 – BBC Blue Peter presenter

9th Place – Adrian Crossley, Stuart Moore, Kellie Power & Michael Shakesheff 25.07 – just finished out of the 24-hour deadline but all completed the course and have secured their 9th places.   They all held hands as they crossed.

Richard Gibb DNF competed 121km

Steve Tidbull DNF completed 106km

Francis Jones DNF completed 84 km

Alexander Bamford completed 66km

Joakim Jonsson DNF completed 66km

David Kidd DNF completed 66km

James Dormer DNF

Stephen Godfrey DNF

Andy McMenemy DNF

John Peck DNF

Jack Ricketts DNF

Namibia Marathon Results

Alexandra O’Donovan completed the Namibia marathon in 17 hr 15.  A course record and first female.

So as you can tell the race was tough as temperatures reached 42 ºc.  Many runners felt the extreme heat was just too much with runners pulling out mainly due to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  This years conditions were much worse than that of last year with the high temperatures and warm winds.

Everyone is now back at Swakopmund and in good spirits.   Tom Maguire who finished 3rd still holds the race record of 17hr 15 which still stands from last years race.

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