Video: 1500 runners compete in the first ever women-only marathon
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Riyadh: The first ever women-only marathon in Saudi Arabia was held in the governorate of Alhsa.
Saudi nation Mozna Al-Nassar made history winning the debut marathon, followed by American Anda Joyce and Tainwan-born Sanj Sunj.
The trailblazing sporting event attracted up to 1500 women from different nationalities who competed under the theme 'Al-Ahsa runs.'
The Al-Mousa Specialist Hospital organised the marathon which was sponsored by the General Entertainment Authority and Al-Ahsa Trustees.
The Saudi Athletics Federation Hadi Al-Qahtani had announced that Saudi athletes would to take part in the part in the Riyadh International Marathon next year.
The first Riyadh International Marathon which was held last month in the Saudi capital was an utter success, attracting 28,000 runners. Ethiopian runner Tamira Mola finished first, taking home the one million riyal cash prize.