Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge: Dubai Police's Fearless Warriors Rock Dubailand

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Dubai Police dominated the Fearless Warrior category at the fourth Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge on Friday, clinching the top three places in the event held at the Dubailand district.

Supported by Dubai Sports Council and a part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge this year, the Dubai Warrior Challenge saw record participation, but it was Emirati policeman Saeed Al Kindi who took the top spot among the Fearless Warriors, completing the 5km, 12 obstacle-course in 32 minutes and 10.5 seconds.

His Dubai Police compatriots Khalid Al Khouri (32:34.5) and Khalifa Madhaf (32:39.7) followed close behind. All three belonged to the male 25-29 age group.

Dubai policemen also took the top three positions in the male 18-24 age group of the Fearless Warrior category, and they also bagged the top spot in the women’s 25-29 age group.

In the Ultimate Warrior category, Norway’s Hallvard Borsheim, winner of last year’s Singapore Spartan in both the Sprint and Super categories, was fastest on the 10km course, clearing the 20-plus obstacles and reaching the finish line in 48 minutes and 38 seconds.

Great Britain’s Kerry Cook took the top honours among the Female Ultimate Warriors, finishing well clear of Croatian Helena Tustic.

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RESULTS

ULTIMATE WARRIOR 10KM

Male: Hallvard Borsheim (NOR) 47:01; Jacques Gilbert 48:38; Xhaferr Gixhari (ALB) 51:29

Female: Kerry Cook (GBR) 54:50; Jelena Tustic (CRO) 1:00:44; Fleur Healy 1:01:19

Teams: Team Atlantis 57:54; Team target 1:00:42; The Ultimate Team 1:08:10

FEARLESS WARRIOR 5km

Female 16-17: Sarah Austin (USA) 1:17:06.3; Zoe Zietsman (RSA) 1:18:43.6; Shahd Yasser (EGY) 1:41:54.0

Male 16-17: Wojciech Bajda (POL) 56:12.2; Ibrahim Khalil (UAE) 56:35.6; Will Austin (USA) 59:58.1

Female 18-24: Anastasia Zaitceva (RUS) 1:18:08.5; Shrouk Yasser (EGY) 1:23.00.2; Camille Hubert (FRA) 1:26:59.0

Male 18-24: Bader Ashoor (UAE) 35:06.3; Mohammed Al Jabery (YEM) 36:55.2; Hamad Mohammed (UAE) 38:29.3

Female 25-29: Salim Al Farsi (UAE) 33:48.5; Emanuella Romana (ROU) 57:13.0; Anna Nesterenko (UKR) 1:01:37.6

Male 25-29: Saeed Al Kindi (UAE) 32:10.5; Khalid Al Khouri (UAE) 32:34.5; Khalifa Madhaf (YEM) 32:49.7

Female 30-34: Silvia Contri (ITA) 51:17.2; Jess Body (NZL) 51:52.3; Jurgita Alaubaidi (LTU) 1:02:34.1

Male 30-34: Ahmad Al Ahmadi (UAE) 40:10; Patrik Valcak (CZE) 40:14.3; Yahya Al Mulla (UAE) 44:39.1

Female 35-39: Paula Zietsman (RSA) 1:18:43.1; Beth Austin (USA) 1:18:51.3; Juliana Suciu (USA) 1:22.00.4

Male 35-39: Matar Ahmed Al Obaida (UAE) 33:11.8; Khalid Al Kaabi (UAE) 33:49.2; Abubakir Khamis (UAE) 58:40.7

Female 40-44: Taina Santin (BER) 1:36:15.4

Male 40-44: Mohammed Hussain (UAE) 40:33.3; Mohammed Al Breiki (UAE) 53:21; Ali Al Muhairi (UAE) 1:01:47.1

Female 45-49: Eric Horring (NZL) 1:22:36.1

Female 50-plus: Raymond Kelly (UK) 1:11:22.2

Male 50-plus: Ahmed Ginawi (SUD) 1:13:05.6

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From Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli to Badminton superstar PV Sindhu, many Indian sport stars have wished their fans and others celebrating Diwali well on social media.

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With the local footie season upon us we have the lowdown on each team aiming to compete for the AFL Middle East Premiership title.

From the key players to our predictions for the year, we have you covered.

Who do you think will win?

Let us know on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

ABU DHABI FALCONS

ESTABLISHED: 2007

PREMIERSHIPS: 1; 2010/11

COACH: Josh Walker

CAPTAIN: Zac Moon

KEY PLAYERS: Zac Moon, Rhys Watkins, Adam Bence

2016/17 SEASON: 4th

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 3rd.

The Falcons have been pushing for the top three the past three seasons but have lost some key games by the narrowest margins.

With early strong squad numbers the Falcons look set to push once again, and who knows might even reach the 2017/18 GF.

DOHA KANGAROOS

ESTABLISHED: 2007

PREMIERSHIPS: 1; 2013/14

COACH: Pitre Bourdon

CAPTAIN: TBC

KEY PLAYERS: Andrew Moore, Andreas Serner, Chris Brandner

2016/17 SEASON: 5th

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 5th.

The loss of three stalwarts over the summer will hurt the Kangaroos.

Each game they play will have a lot on the line due to their match results counting for double points.

If they snare a couple of wins early it could really rock the premiership ladder. Watch this space.

DUBAI DINGOES

ESTABLISHED: 2006

PREMIERSHIPS: 0

COACH: Mo Darwish

CAPTAIN: Ben Dawson

KEY PLAYERS: Jess McGuirk, Jake Gardner, Sean Nicholas

2016/17 SEASON: 3rd

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 4th.

The Dingoes have been hit hard in the off season after losing utilities Myles Lynch (moved overseas) and Mitch Hyde (injured).

Time will tell if the Dingoes can bounce back to fight it out for the top two.

The oldest club in the league, but still searching for their first league title.

DUBAI DRAGONS

ESTABLISHED: 2008

PREMIERSHIPS: 5; 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17

COACH: Rich Wharton

CAPTAIN: Ryan Perkins

KEY PLAYERS: Travis Hayward, Ryan Perkins, Lach de Morton

2016/17 SEASON: Premiers

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 2nd.

Have been the dominant team for the past six years but surely this dynasty will not last.

The team is full of fresh faces but will they continue to fly the Dragons flag? Still definitely the hunted team, though.

MULTIPLEX BULLS

ESTABLISHED: 2014

PREMIERSHIPS: 0

COACH: Nathan Holly

CAPTAIN: Nathan Holly

KEY PLAYERS: Jack Egan, Nick Burchell, Jon Hickey

2016/17 SEASON: Runners-up

SPORT360 PREDICTION: 1st.

After falling short the past three seasons the Bulls will no doubt come out firing for 2017/18.

We expect the Bulls to overturn last year’s narrow Grand Final defeat and finally taste AFLME Premiership success.

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