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Posted On: 18 December 2013 03:53 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Over 700 participate in Standard Chartered 10k Race in Qatar

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Over 700 people participated in the Standard Chartered 10k and 3k fun run held at Aspire Zone last weekend. Organised in partnership with Aspire Zone and in keeping with Standard Chartered’s races around the world, the event was themed as “Run for a reason”. Given Aspire and the Bank’s expertise with races in several countries, this event too had runners from across the region. Gadissa Chemada won first place in the 10k male category finishing in 33 minutes and 50 seconds while Rebecca Botwright won first place in the female category 10k completing in 38 minutes and 30 seconds. For the 3k run, Mostafa Elkurdy won first place in the male category finishing in 9 minutes and 24 seconds and Andrea Condie came in first in the female category at 11 minutes and 17 seconds. Alongside the official distances, the event included a race category, 'The Leaders’ Run', of 1km. Liverpool FC Legend, Robbie Fowler along with LFC Foundation coaches Scott Fowler and Forbes Duff, also participated in the run and presented the winners with trophies. Charles Carlson, CEO Standard Chartered Qatar commented, “We wanted a community event that involved everyone and this was it. Standard Chartered is already well known for organising marathons and races across different markets and our aim to bring the running community of Qatar together with families to have a morning of fun and sport evolved into a spectacular event with children and adults enjoying the day.” Charles added, “I am so pleased with the response this race has generated; it being the first one we have done and we intend to turn this into an annual event. Feedback from our customers and staff has been overwhelming and we would like to thank everyone who supported this event by running or volunteering. I am also very thankful to Megamart who supported us by sponsoring refreshments”. Runners can log onto the Premier Marathons website and see their results online. - ILQ News -