Abdullah Al Luqiti and Yousra Mansour emerged winners of the 10-kilometre Marina Mina road race in Abu Dhabi.
Emirati Al Luqiti won the men’s race in a time of 35 minutes 30 seconds and American Mansour took the women’s race in 44:09 in the event organised by Abu Dhabi Sports Council on Friday.
Moroccan Abdelali Bouazoui (15:02) and Russian Diana Zakrychenko (20:13) won the 5km run for men and women, respectively.
Mohamed Toda, also from Morocco, came home first in the 2.5km men’s event in a time of 7:24 while Brazilian Bianca Campion took the women’s prize in 11:31.
The races held over three distances over 2.5km, 5km and 10km had more than 900 runners, both men and women, at the new recreation waterfront at Port Zayed.
The road race is part of ADSC’s community sports to spread the culture of sports, promote social networking and promote healthy lifestyle.
Suhail Abdullah Al Arifi, Acting Executive Director of the Events Sector at ADSC, said the event was a “great success” and mentioned that another new event would be added in their calendar.
“We at the sports council want to make sports as a part of the daily life in the community by organizing races in the various cities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra,” he said.
“We always strive to choose the places for these races with great care and in a way that highlights important landmarks for tourist, entertainment, historical and sports.”
Al Arifi thanked the management Mina Marina for hosting the races.