May 26, 2024
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Dubai Run as 226,000 people take part in world’s largest community fun run

 Dubai Run as 226,000 people take part in world’s largest community fun run

Dubai witnessed an extraordinary display of community spirit as H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, led more than 226,000 participants in the fifth edition of Dubai Run, presented by Mai Dubai.

Marking the conclusion of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) 2023, the event has consolidated its position as the world’s largest community fun run, surpassing last year’s numbers.

In a remarkable display of unity, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, together with UAE astronauts Dr. Sultan Alneyadi and Hazzaa Almansoori, joined the wider community on the 10 kilometre route to show their shared passion for fitness. Joining the run were also Dr. Al Neyadi’s fellow Expedition 69 crew members from his historic mission aboard the International Space Station, including American astronauts Stephen Bowen, Warren Hoburg, and Francisco Rubio, as well as Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopev, Dimitrii Petelin, and Andrei Fediaev.

At the launch of the fifth edition of the Dubai Run, astronaut Dr. Al Neyadi presented the Dubai Fitness Challenge flag to H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed. The gesture symbolises appreciation for His Highness’ unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and happiness of the Dubai community by encouraging the adoption of sports as a crucial element in preserving human health.

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