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Nasser bin Hamad awards endurance race winners
08 : 53 PM - 28/11/2015
Manama, Nov.28 (BNA): HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee and Honorary President of Bahrain Royal Equestrian and Endurance Federation (BREEF) on Saturday crowned the winners of opening 120km, 80km qualifying endurance race at Bahrain International Endurance Village.

The event was attended by HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Athletic Federation and Captain of Al Khalidya Stables.

Winner of the first place was Emirati rider Salim Al Katbi from Al Ruood Stables, which comes under Bahrain Royal Endurance Team, while the second place went to Bahraini rider Rashid Al Rowaee from Al Zaeem Stables and Emirati rider Mohammed Al Sha’afar from Al Ruood Stables won the third position of the race.

HH Shaikh Faisal bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of Breef and Shaikh Duaij bin Salman Al Khalifa, Chairman of the Endurance Committee at Breef were also present at the awarding ceremony.

First place winner Salim Al Katbi finished in 4:35:00 time with the speed of 26 km. He was followed by Rashid Al Rowaee who completed the race in 4:37:00 time with the speed of 25 km. Third place winner Mohammed Al Sha’afar finished in 4:39:12 time with the speed of 25km.

HH Shaikh Nasser appreciated the efforts paid by the winners and the rest of the contenders who showed high levels of performance, indicating a strong endurance season ahead. He underscored that equestrian and endurance sports are supported by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

On his part, HH Shaikh Khalid expressed his optimism about the recently launched endurance season as the opening race showed high technical levels and talents of the participants.

The race included seven contests divided among two categories (120km, 80km races). In the 120 km race, contesters competed in four races that included a 40km race, two 30km races and finally a 20km race. As for the 80km category, it included two 30km races and a 20km race.


BNA 1735 GMT 2015/11/28
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