Sheikh Hamdan Led Over 70,000 Participants Across The Finish Line At Dubai Run

BY Rohma Theunissen / Nov 10 2019 / 12:02 PM

Dubai’s Crown Prince literally shut down Sheikh Zayed Road to encourage residents to put their fitness first

Sheikh Hamdan Led Over 70,000 Participants Across The Finish Line At Dubai Run
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This may only be the third edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, but H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, elevated the city-wide fitness event to a whole new level on Friday as he literally shut down Sheikh Zayed Road to encourage Dubai residents to put their health first.

Dubai’s beloved Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan, led over 70,000 participants in the city’s inaugural Dubai Run 30X30 on Friday morning. The highly inclusive run, which featured 5km and 10km race options allowed participants a rare opportunity to run past some of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks including Emirates Towers, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa.

Over 140,000 sneakers thudded across Sheikh Zayed Road alongside Sheikh Hamdan to support his visionary mission of promoting an active lifestyle in a city that has an overwhelming reliance on automotive transportation.

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Commenting on the inaugural Dubai Run 30X30, Sheikh Hamdan said. "Today marks a milestone in our mission to make Dubai the most active city in the world - together as one society. I commend the enthusiasm and energy of our people and I am proud of how the people of Dubai, across ages, nationalities and abilities, have come together to create such an inspiring event. Congratulations to all those who accepted the challenge. I am confident that you will encourage even more to join over the coming days and make DFC 2019 our most successful edition yet."