Sharjah: The Spartan Khorfakkan 2023 Championship has attracted more than 2250 participants from different nationalities. The championship was organised by the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau and Spartan, the global brand in obstacle and endurance races as well as overcoming barriers around the world.
The championship races in three different categories and levels began at the Khorfakkan Amphitheatre in front of over 3,500 spectators.
Ms. Alya Al Suwaidi, Director of the Sharjah Government Media Bureau, honoured the winners from “OCR Empire,” the largest participating team.
The director shared that “we congratulate the winners of the Spartan Khorfakkan 2023 Championship and we are pleased with the wide participation of community members in the competitions that represent health, sports, and tourism dimensions.”
“By negotiating these challenges, we aim to support the vision of the Emirate of Sharjah in promoting the building of healthy societies that realise the importance of leading healthy lives and practising sports activities. Spartan Khorfakkan 2023 is a model for innovative tourism showcasing the charming tourist attractions and historical landmarks of the city known as the “Bride of the East Coast,” Ms. Al Suwaidi added.
The SGMB Director further honoured the endurance contestants after they undertook various challenges in the “Super Race” over a distance of 10 km.
Mr. Saleh Alsuwaidi won first place in the male category, Mr. Obaid Alnuaimi was ranked second, and Mr. Sergei Perelygin stood third. Ms. Alisa Petrova won the first place in the female category, Ms. Rusudan Beseliia got the second place, and the third place went to Ms. Tetiana Maltseva.
In addition, children also enjoyed several competitions held for them covering a distance between 800 and 3200 metres, targeting the age group from 4 to 14 years.