Whether it was serious running or just for fun, the determination on the face of each and every runner who took part in the Muscat Marathon was evident.
Hundreds of competitors turned out to take part in the third event organised by Muscat Road Runners on Friday (31). When energy levels flagged, the route passed some of the most memorable landmarks in Muscat, including the Royal Opera House Muscat, to lift the spirits and energise aching leg muscles.
Whether running the full marathon, half distance or 10km, all those crossing the finishing line at Qurum Beach Resort, Shatti, deserved their medal and the applause from spectators.
If you fancy a go next year, best get into training now.