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Mohammad clinches endurance title in UK

Hamdan and Majid take second and third positions

  • WAM
  • Published: 00:08 July 14, 2010
  • Gulf News

Shaikh Mohammad, flanked by Shaikh Hamdan and Shaikh Majid
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  • Shaikh Mohammad, flanked by Shaikh Hamdan and Shaikh Majid, en route to winning the 166-kilometre Endurance Championship in Euston Park in Norfolk, England, on Tuesday.
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Euston Park: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, won the Endurance Championship title in Euston Park, Norfolk, Tuesday.

Shaikh Mohammad led Emirati riders to dominate the 166-kilometre British endurance race and succeeding in clinching the title thanks to a superb display of competence and capability.

The Arabian knight won the event with his unparalleled perseverance and practice.

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, came second and Shaikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture, finished in third position.

The 166-kilometre race was contested by 25 riders from various Arab countries, Europe, the US and Australia, and was held in preparation for the World Endurance Championship, to be held in the US state of Kentucky, September 22-28.

Shaikh Mohammad, a former European Open champion, will lead the UAE team to the championship in the US as the team is well trained and ready to compete with leading riders from various countries.

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