Enduring 47-hrs without sleep at Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Fatima Hussain, the Bahraini runner and the first athlete representing Bahrain and the GCC to participate in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), revealed that she had to stay awake for a staggering 47 hours during the event.
What saved her, according to Fatima, was the breathtaking scenery of the majestic mountains.
“Being surrounded by majestic mountains with stunning views helped me get through the race and ultimately make it to all the checkpoints on time,” she added.
Fatima added, “Hoisting the Bahraini flag at the race’s finish line, a historic first, made all the years of hard work truly worthwhile.”
She shared the trials and tribulations faced throughout the race during a meeting with His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King’s Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs.
HH Shaikh Nasser extended his heartfelt congratulations to Hussain, who is also a senior process engineer at the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), on her trailblazing performance in the world-renowned trail running event.
HH noted that the difficulties and challenges faced in this race make its completion by a young Bahraini woman a significant addition to Bahrain’s track record of international championships.
“Bahrain takes pride in its sports talents who continue to leave their mark in international sport events,” HH added.