Ironman Kicksoff | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Ironman Kicksoff

The activities of the Middle East Ironman 70.3 Championship Bahrain, hosted by the Kingdom this weekend under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, were launched yesterday..

On the occasion, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa explained that the Middle East Ironman 70.3 Championship Bahrain, annually held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has become a much anticipated sports event that attracts thousands of triathletes and sports enthusiasts. The Representative of HM the King for Charity and Youth Affairs, President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee said that the children’s contests, IronKids and IronGirls, taking place today as part of the activities of the championship, is expected to witness strong competition between the young triathletes, adding that the big number of registered participants (1, 000 boys and girls) serves the goals of promoting sports and healthy lifestyle among children.

HH Shaikh Nasser praised the members of the organising committee of the championship, appreciating their hard work and dedication to ensure the success of the international event. He also welcomed the visiting participants and wished good luck to them and the local racers. HH Shaikh Nasser also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to HRH the Crown Prince for patronising the championship, reflecting HRH’s support and concern about the Bahraini sports movement.

Bahrain Team Ready

Members of the Royal Bahrain Team have continued their training in preparation for the big race tomorrow. Team members include Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, Ali Abdulaziz Janahi, Mohammed Isa Al Ghais and Hamad Al Muraisi. Team members have been training during the past period under direct supervision and support of the leader, HH Shaikh Nasser. They said they have participated in a series of international championships this year and that they are qualified to achieve advanced results in the race. The members thanked HH Shaikh Nasser for his endless encouragement and support.