Rabat, Morocco – (African Boulevard News) – The Moroccan long-distance runner, Rachid El Morabity, considered one of the best in the world, has abandoned the ninth stage of the “Marathon des sables” race, thus leaving the opportunity to win the race for the tenth time in his career.
Morabity’s decision comes after he received sanctions for getting food in spite of the rules set by the organizers. The committee imposed a one-hour penalty that put him out of contention to win the race. Shockingly, he threw in the towel, citing that the penalty was too harsh on him.
Morabity has been dominating the “Marathon des sables” for over a decade, winning the race nine times in his career. Nevertheless, his unfortunate and sudden exit has left fans and admirers in disbelief.
The “Marathon des sables” is one of the toughest races in the world, held every year in the Sahara Desert. It brings together runners from around the world to compete in a grueling six-day, 250-kilometer race. Runners must carry their equipment and food for the duration of the race, making it one of the most challenging foot races ever held.
Morabity’s sudden departure has opened up new opportunities for other competitors, and many are relishing the prospect of winning this prestigious race. Although Morabity’s exit doesn’t guarantee a new winner, it is refreshing to see new faces having the opportunity to shine.
Morabity’s exit has been met with mixed reactions from fans and the sports world. While some sympathize with him, others feel that the rules are the rules, and he should have followed them. Speaking on the issue, a spokesman for the organizers said, “We instruct all competitors to follow the rules and regulations of the race… failure to do so may result in penalties.”
As we await the conclusion of this year’s “Marathon des sables,” one thing is sure: Rachid El Morabity’s absence will be felt by everyone. Even though he will not win the race for the tenth time in his career, his contribution to the sport will not be forgotten.
In conclusion, the “Marathon des sables” race is a testament to human resilience and fortitude. It is a race that has defied the odds, and we applaud all competitors for their courage and determination. We wish them all the best in the coming days, and we look forward to a glorious and fair finish.