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Sabbah Ammar (D944, JOR)

Altruism solid as a rock

His tent is hardly ever empty. Among his ‘clients’ are Salameh Al Aqra, Mohamad Ahansal, Abdelkader El Mouaziz and Rachid El Morabity, to name but a handful of the well-known names at the MARATHON DES SABLES.

To be specific, Sabbah Ammar is a Jordanian athlete and he is a specialist in osteopathy. Making himself readily available, he agrees, without flinching, to the numerous requests from competitors for the very refreshing sessions.

So why demonstrate such altruism despite the fatigue? “It’s because I think I have supernatural powers, he says ironically. Joking aside, it’s a real pleasure for me to help out those competitors who find that they’re at odds with their body. I do it because I have the ability to help so it makes sense to enable those who need it to benefit.
Moroccan Mohamad Ahansal is very grateful for his assistance: “He has helped me a great deal and I think that Salameh Al Aqra also owes him a great deal…” he says of Sabbah Ammar.

It just goes to show that at the MARATHON DES SABLES, solidarity is not an empty word!


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