The Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) concluded yesterday the third edition of the Riyadh Marathon, which was held from February 9 -10 in the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, with the participation of more than 20,000 male and female competitors from world countries.
The contestants crossed the finish line, amid enthusiastic applause from their peers and the event attendees. The winners were granted prizes worth more than SAR 700,000, in addition to medals to celebrate their achievement and participation in the marathon.
Kenyan Kegen Kirwa was crowned first place in the men’s professional category for a distance of 242 kilometers, Ethiopian Telehun Gashaho won second place, and third place went to Moroccan Algoz Anwar.
This edition saw the participation of thousands of sports enthusiasts, with participants of over 20 thousand male and female competitors from 125 countries.
Males represented 64% while females represented 36% of the total number of participants, with 600 who participated in the full marathon, 3,000 competitors in the half marathon, nearly 8,000 competitors in the 10 km race, and 8,400 participants in the 4 km race. The marathon recorded an increase in the number of participants amounting to more than 33% compared to last year.