Winners of the Masfout Mountain Bike Challenge celebrate after the race.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) in collaboration with Al Qudra Sports Management organized Masfout Mountain Bike Challenge at Masfout mountains on Friday, which witnessed a participation of hundreds of cyclists.
The race was held as a part of the community races launched by Ajman Tourism to reinforce Ajman’s position as a prominent sports and tourist destination, locally and internationally. Majid Al Balushi came in the first place in the Emirati- men category of 28 km, Khuloud Al Dhaheri in Emirati- women, Michael Bang in the open category- men, and Ivana Kolaric in the open category-women.
Majid Snake came in the first place in the Emirati- men category of 14 km, Joemar Josol in the open category- men, and Rachel D D Sotto the open category-women along with the distribution of prizes worth Dhs12,000.
The upcoming community races also include Ajman Time Trial Challenge (10 km) that will take place at Al Zorah on Friday, Dec.4 and aims to attract 120 competitors. Further, the second edition of Amina Hospitals Half Marathon- Ajman (21.1 km) will be held on Friday, Dec.25 at Al Zorah that is expected to attract around 400 participants.
All community races are being hosted by keeping precautionary and safety measures in place.
In line with the UAE innovates week held from Feb.21-27, 2021, Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) is showcasing an interactive digital map for the Emirate of Ajman.
Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) organized the half marathon. The race was held with the support of Amina Hospitals and in collaboration with Al Qudra Sports Management, along with the support of Al Zorah Development company and Ajman Police.
Zarooni, Deputy General Manager of Al Qudra Sports Management, said that Al Qudra Sports will ensure organizing a safe and successful race that will positively reflect on the services provided by the Amina Hospitals.
Martin said he felt in strong command of his bike even in the rain, but was happy to collect the points and ready to move on to the next race. "I am so happy," Martin said. "Luckily everyone was OK."
Sheikh Abdullah Bin Hamad Bin Saif Al Sharqi, Chairman of the Emirates Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Anis Binous, Chairman of the Organising Committee, and a number of dignitaries attended the final of the three-day championship, which was held at Binous Gym.
The seventh-ranked Jabeur, a three-time Grand Slam finalist, saved her best performance of the tournament for the final and raced to victory in 78 minutes.