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Race news Great Egyptian River Nile International Marathon

16 May 2023, 11am

Pero Sompi runs his first marathon – and wins

400 runners from eight countries on River Nile

Great Egyptian River Nile International Marathon
Fri 28 April 2023

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Under the motto “Egypt, the gift of the Nile”, the partnership of inDrive and the Great Pharoahs Runners ran the 2023 Great Egyptian River Nile Marathon with more than 400 runners from eight countries.

A sensational result was achieved by Pero Sompi (DRC), who arrived in Egypt just four hours before the start of the race and was collected from the airport personally by race director Ahmed El-Nady. Running in his first ever full marathon, Pero Sompi finished in 2:53:19 and won gold for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Zatara Ilunga Mande (DRC), who ran the Olympic Marathon in London in 2012, and Ahmed Noury (EGY) ran the half marathon together under the motto “Peace between Africans”, with Ahmed Noury winning out in 1:11:02.

In addition to the marathon, half marathon and 10k, inDrive also created the “inDrive 5k Youth Race” to support young runners under 16. The fastest runners in each category in this event were Mohamed Foley Mostafa Salem Suleiman (17:05) and Zainab Al-Hassan Al-Wardani Taher Sablah (19:24). All young participants went home with an official medal and running t-shirts and sports bags sponsored by inDrive.

The day concluded with a victory ceremony for all winners. The next Great River Nile Marathon will take place on 12 April 2024.


1 Pero Sompi MATONDO DRC 2:53:19
2 Moaz Ehab Ahmed SALAM EGY 3:18:17
3 Osama Sayed Mohamed AHMED EGY 3:24:02
4 Shah GASANOV RUS 4:43:47
5 Isaac Alaa Mohamed Ali Ali TANTAWI EGY 4:49:07
Half marathon
1 Ahmed Noury Shamroukh DERAR EGY 1:11:02
2 Zatara Ilunga MANDE DRC 1:14:47
3 Sayed Ibrahim Abdul Rahim MOHAMED EGY 1:17:57
5 Alaa ALI MOHAMED EGY 1:20:01
1 Kawthar Abdel Rahman Mohamed Ali AL-FAYOUMI EGY 1:57:33
2 Marianne BOUWMAN RSA 2:03:46
3 Esther Jacob MARWA TAN 2:37:23
1 Mohamed Rabia EL-HUSSEINY EGY 34:34
2 Osama Mahmoud Ibrahim Al-Desouki Abdel-Al HASSAN EGY 35:30
3 Abdo Ali Ahmed Abdullah HUTAMAH YEM 35:59
1 Jannah Mohamed Ahmed ALI EGY 44:10
2 Marwa MOHAMED EGY 47:07
3 Fatima Essam MOHAMED EGY 49:20
1 Nour Eldin SOLEIMAN EGY 15:14
2 Khalid Ali Mustafa Ahmed ALSHOBALY SUD 15:39
3 Alaa Ibrahim Riad ISMAIL EGY 15:47
1 Samira Mohamed IBRAHIM EGY 23:50
2 Mariam Abdel SALAM EGY 24:25
3 Aya Essam MOHAMED EGY 25:10

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