Participants from Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Turkey, the Philippines and Japan took part in the marathon, along with 70 observers and judges, said Abdul-Hamed Shbet, head of the Organizing Committee.
The first-place winner took home a prize of 5,500 Libyan dinars (US$1,119) and a return plane ticket to Türkiye, Shbet said.
Plane tickets, smartphones, sportswear and cash prizes were also awarded to the participants, it added.
The marathon was 21 km, about half the distance of a standard run, and took about three hours to finish. ■