Zayed Marathon held in Egyptian city of Suez

Zayed Marathon held in Egyptian city of Suez
Zayed Marathon held in Egyptian city of Suez

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Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - The 6th edition of the Zayed Charity Marathon was held on Friday in the Egyptian city of Suez.

The marathon is being held under the patronage of Sheikh , Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Money raised during the marathon will be donated to Cairo University's National Cancer Institute. The prize money for the winner is 2 million Egyptian pounds (Dh458,000).

Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, praised the directives of Sheikh Mohamed and his support for humanitarian initiatives.

"Since its establishment, the UAE has been extending a helping hand and providing assistance, benevolence and development to all peoples and charitable institutions, in line with the approach of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his good deeds, which have extended generously to humanitarian arenas in all parts of the globe, to assist the weak, help the needy, and support those affected," said Sheikh Nahyan.

"The sixth edition of the marathon is part of the ‘Marathon giving approach,’ and its key message in support of sporting interactions, along with its keenness to invest in sports for charitable purposes, will help consolidate related principles, through a marathon bearing the name of Sheikh Zayed, the founder and builder of its union, and the first supporter of global aid initiatives," he added.

Sheikh Nahyan said that the marathon reflects the interest of the UAE’s leadership and people in the country and its humanitarian cohesion, as well as in launching initiatives in other Arab countries and the rest of the world.

He noted that this is in line with the message from Sheikh Mohamed which aims to make sport a key platform for spreading the culture of goodness, communication and tolerance between all peoples, as well as achieving the goals of peace and rapprochement. He also stressed that the UAE’s legacy is represented by its overall balance and the peace that it spreads to the entire world during every event, whether locally or globally.

The marathon was to be attended by several ministers and officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Suez Governorate, along with Emirati executive leaders.

Updated: December 27, 2019 04:54 PM

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