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Abu Dhabi Marathon trophy and medals unveiled

David Cooper 16/10/2018
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The Abu Dhabi Marathon trophy

The trophy and medal designs for the inaugural ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon have been revealed.

Taking place on December 7, the race will feature 42k, 10k, 5k, and 2.5k distances.

Trophy designs took inspiration from the silhouette of a runner and is in the race’s official colours; blue and yellow.

Winners and runners up of the elite and wheelchair races will receive a trophy, while all runners who complete one of the four races will be awarded a bespoke medal.

Medals will be inscribed with ‘Year of Zayed’, to mark the 100th anniversary of Sheikh Zayed Al Nayan’s birth.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, said: “This inaugural event presents a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get together and enjoy a day out with family and friends. It is also a chance for fitness enthusiasts to test themselves in an elite environment and inspire the wider community with their determination and drive.”

Cash prizes are also on offer for the male and female victors in the full-length race and will each receive a staggering $100,000, whilst second and third place finishers will receive cash prizes of $25,000 and $15,000, respectively.

There is still time to register for the race. For more information visit: www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com

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Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament starts on Tuesday with cycling race

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Sheikha Hind Women's Sports Tournament begins with a cycling race

The sixth edition of the Sheikha Hind Women’s Sports Tournament gets underway on Tuesday October 16 with 80 cyclists from various government and semi-government institutions and the private sector competing on the 16km Nad Al Sheba track in Mohammed bin Rashid District 1.

Organised by Women’s Sports Committee of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the tournament will see a record number of ladies compete in 10 different individual and team sports over the next two weeks, until October 30.

On Wednesday, the handball and volleyball teams will take the court at Dubai Stars Sportsplex in Al Mizhar, while a day later, the basketball and badminton competitions will start at the same place.

The chess championship will start on October 18 at the Dubai Chess and Culture Club while the 3km Road Race will take place on Saturday at the Al Warqa Public Park, opposite Aswaq Shopping Mall.

The bowling championship will take place at the Dubai International Bowling Centre in Al Mamzar on October 22 and the swimming competition at Al Wasl on October 27, while the table tennis competition starts from October 24 at Dubai Stars Sportsplex.

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World's Ultimate Strongman: 10 reasons to go to this must-see event

David Cooper 15/10/2018
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A force of nature: Eddie Hall.

With a little over a week to go until the World’s Ultimate Strongman hits Dubai, we take a look at 10 reasons why you need to be there.

1.The world’s strongest men

We are talking the best of the best here – including current World’s Strongest Man Hafthor Bjornsson, alongside previous winners Brian Shaw and Zydrunas Savickas

2. The Legends

Former WSM Eddie Hall is a special ambassador for the event, and the referee is strongman legend Magnus ver Magnusson

3. Awesome feats of strength

When the organisers say the events will be heavy, they mean HEAVY.  The 18-inch deadlift and truck pull will be particularly Herculean.

4. Under 12s go free

WUS promises fun for all the family and what could be better than the little ones getting in free of charge? Not many events do that.

5. The World’s Fittest Human

Those guys at @fittesthumanoffical are at it again. They will be putting some of Dubai’s fittest people to the test to find who is the best of all.

6. The Bench Bash


So you think you can bench? We’ll let the Desert Barbell guys decide that. We are not talking weight here, but endurance – a great challenge for everyone attending.

7. Plenty to eat!

A Dubai-style brunch will be on offer, with both food and beverage packages. If that’s not your thing, there will be some amazing food trucks to satisfy the appetite.

8. Lots of entertainment

Bikers, gladiators, Capoeira dancers, fire dancers, and Shaolin Monks to name but a few – this is going to be a feast for the eyes.

9. Live music

When the competition is over we just go home, right? Nope – then we party! Will live music and entertainment well into the night.

10. An INCREDIBLE venue

If you wanted to custom build an arena for this event, it would be the Bab al Shams Arena. A spectacular gladiatorial showpiece in the middle of the desert. Has to be seen to be believed.

World’s Ultimate Strongman takes place on Friday October 26, at Bab al Shams Arena. For more information and tickets see www.worldsultimatestrongman.com

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