Local athletes sparkle at Ultimate Racenight Championship

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  • 60m and 100m winner Mohamed Al Noobi (Picture courtesy of Melissa Lear Photography)

    Two hundred athletes across the UAE competed in the Ultimate Racenight Championship last Thursday.

    The weather may have cooled down considerably since the last racenight back in February but that didn’t stop the athletes producing impressive displays.

    Of the many storylines that unfolded under the bright lights at Dubai Sports City, Mohamed Al Noobi clinched a stunning sprint double by winning both 60m and 100m events.

    The Emirati was in soaring form, clocking 6.91 and 10.61 seconds respectively to secure two gold medals.

    Elsewhere, Tatiana Thomas also completed a dazzling sprint double, securing victory in both 100m and 200m senior women’s races.

    Thomas ran 12.34 secs in the 100m and followed it up with 26.69 secs in the 200m.

    In the senior women’s 800m, Ingrid Feliza Fuglestad netted a personal best time of 2:16.87 to finish ahead of Baako Joyce (2:31.30).

    On the men’s side, Julius Ceasar Kyasanku edged Ross MacDonald for victory over the thrilling two-lap race.

    Ceasar Kyasanku recorded a searing time of 02:00.33, while MacDonald crossed the line in 02:01.81.

    Meanwhile, Tyra Jagtiani stormed to victory in the U17 100m event ahead of Neve Woodward and Izabelle Marianne.

    In the U17s shot put, Kaan Tosen clinched a dominant triumph, unleashing a winning throw of 15.07 metres, nearly double the distance of the next best throw in second (8.13 metres).

    Another athlete to excel on the night was the impressive Yannick Kraus, who romped to four event wins in the U15 high jump, shot put, long jump and hurdles.

    In the 4x100m senior relay, LFG edged Al Ahli to win the men’s title, while Dream Girls eclipsed Team Middlesex Girls to seal gold in the women’s race.

    If you want to get involved in track and field, training is held at Dubai Sports City and the Armed Officers Club in Abu Dhabi throughout the week. For more information, visit: ultimateathleticsuae.com