The Kingdom of Bahrain is set to host the Middle East Ironman 70.3 Championship Bahrain from December 6 to 8 in Bahrain Bay.
It will be held under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.
Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King for Charity and Youth Affairs representative, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports president and Bahrain Olympic Committee president, thanked HRH the Crown Prince for his generous sponsorship of the championship.
Shaikh Nasser said his support will surely contribute to the success of the event and confirm the country’s status as a regional hub of major international sporting events.
“The Kingdom of Bahrain has become a favoured destination to ideally host sports events. This comes as a result of the successful organisation of previous competitions,” Shaikh Nasser said.
He also praised members of the organising committee of the championship for their hard work and dedication to ensure the success of the international event.
Shaikh Nasser welcomed the visiting participants in the championship and wished good luck for the participating Bahraini team.
Amal Al Murbati, CEO of Faalyat, the organising company of the championship, announced that a rich line-up of activities will accompany the championship, such as races for children (Ironkids and Irongirls), aquathlon contests and an exhibition to be held on the sidelines of the three-day event.
She confirmed that the final preparations to inaugurate the championship have been completed and that millions of sports enthusiasts worldwide will be watching the events of the championship.
More than 3,000 athletes representing 84 countries are competing in the race.
The organising committees held intensive meetings during the past few days to evaluate the work progress and discuss the special arrangements taken to host the championship.
Attending the meetings were Middle East Ironman 70.3 Championship Bahrain director Ahmed Al Hajj, Al Murbati, operations director Abbas Musa and a number of heads of the working committees and voluntary teams.
The organising committee has invited members of the local and international media to attend a press conference to be held at Ramee Grand Hotel in Seef District tomorrow. More details on the different stages of the championship and the main participants will be revealed in the conference.