Samsung Amman International Marathon 2012

Today, and for the second year in a row, I participated in Samsung Amman International Marathon. The Marathon is very much similar to that of last year. However, I noticed that there is a better organization at the finish line in terms of receiving the arriving contestants and delivering medals to them.

During my last year participation, what brought my attention was that little adults participated in the contest and that the great majority of participants were either school-aged children or university-aged youth. This year, this pattern did not change.

How many adults aged more than 28 years can you count in the following photos?

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Source: Al-Madenah News

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Source: Al-Wakeel News

However,  this year, I noticed a new thing. The majority of adults and old people whom I saw, although very few, were foreigners!! For the second year in a raw, I post the same question, how many adult Jordanians play sports? I am confident that this would be a good research topic!

Concerning my timing for this year, I am expecting that I will improve my 53:31 timing of last year by about 5 minutes. Therefore, I expect a result of 48 +/- 1 minute. We will see two days from now!

The following are photos I took during my participation. Unfortunately, I forgot to take my 12 MP Olympus camera with me and had to take these photos using my 5 MP camera of my Nokia X2 mobile.

Update 1/10/2013: I have just read an article about photos copyrights. I have doubts now that anyone can sue you for posting a photo of him without his permission even if you removed it afterwards. I need to check that with a Jordanian lawyer!

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One response to this post.

  1. I have just read my result. Unfortunately, it turned out that I finished the race in 50:35. But…

    Last year, I ranked 399. This year I ranked 199! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Next year, will I perform better? We will see!

    Reply

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