(Persia Digest) – Today, 8 February 2018, 300 runners from around the world will compete on Qeshm Island, “Dolphin of the Persian Gulf”, on the lead-colored soil of this Island.
The marathon is a pretext to discover the mysteries of the Island. It has been organized by a skyrunner champion, Davoud Shirhani. He has been organizing Qeshm Island Geopark Trailrunning for the second consecutive year to introduce Iran’s only Geopark to the world.
The marathon has not imposed any restrictions on women who make up half the contestants this year and carries the interesting slogan “Run of discovery”.
Davoud Shirkhani has said the number of confirmed visiting marathon runners to Qeshm has reached ten from Europe now. A famous lady runner from the UK, who is the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc number one, will be joined by the number six German marathon runner in the Island run.
He added that a considerable amount of time had been dedicated to preparing the trail according to international standards and the Qeshm Island Geopark Trailrunning ranking is a strong incentive for the world’s top marathon runners to earn points for larger competitions. This new ranking has prompted two top world runners to join the Qeshm trail.