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Posted On: 1 December 2008 07:50 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

‘Walk for Life’ enters Guinness Book

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Qatargas sponsored Walk for Life Club yesterday broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most number of people running 100 metres carrying a baton in a 24 hour relay. At an event organised by the ‘Walk for Life’ club of Al Khor community over 2,727 people participated in a running relay breaking the previous record of 1,848 people set in Singapore in March this year. The ‘Walk for Life’ is an initiative under the ‘Qatargas Pursuit of Safety Excellence Award’ programme which supports programmes aimed at the safety, health and well being of Qatargas employees and families. The club which now has over 500 members was formed over 18 months ago to promote walking and spread awareness of the great health benefits from regular walking. The relay kicked-off with students from the Al Khor International School British and Indian stream students who were followed by adults and other family members who started running from 5pm on Thursday. People from Qatargas, RasGas and Al Khor International School and all residents of Al Khor community participated to set the world record. Frederick Guirguis, Qatargas Head of Safety and Head of the organising committee said: “We are very excited to have set a new world record as we believe it is the first for Qatar in this category. Our ultimate aim however is to promote exercise and a healthy life style among the residents of the community.”