(MENAFN - Gulf Times) HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali crowned the winners of the Amir Sword Endurance Race at the Marathon village in Sealine.
Jassim Rashid al-Kaabi, on Qualy De La Fontaine, owned by Sheikha Reem bint Mohamed al-Thani and trained by Jihad Khaled El Ahmad, finished in the first place and took the Prestigious Sword.
Abdulla Tahous Saif al-Naimi, on DHLM, owned by Al Shaqab Endurance Team and trained by Hassan Tahous Saif al-Naimi, finished in second place. Bilal Bassam al-Kharraz, on Bahar Al Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab Endurance Team and trained by Abdulrahman Saad al-Sulaitin, came in third place.
The race was held over a distance of 110km in four stages, the first of 40km, the second of 30km, the third of 20km, and the fourth of 20km, with the participation of 57 riders.
At the end of the race, HE the Minister of Culture and Sports honoured the government institutions and national companies that participated in organising and sponsoring the race.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Secretary-General of Qatar Equestrian & Modern Pentathlon Federation Ali al-Rumaihi said that the race was held in an ideal atmosphere, praising the performance of the riders. Al-Rumaihi pointed out that the race was held amid full commitment by all of its participants to the Covid-19 precautionary measures, adding that the local season will continue until April, without any foreign participation due to the pandemic.
For his part, President of the Qatar Endurance Committee, Amer al-Hamidi, expressed happiness at the success of the endurance race.
He thanked HE the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem bin Nasser al-Ali for his presence and crowning the winners. He also hailed the efforts of the Equestrian Federation and the Qatar Endurance Committee in organising the race.
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