Riyadh: Women in large numbers in Saudi Arabia participated for the first time in an all-female marathon. The three kilometer run, titled ‘Al-Ahsa Runs’, took place on Saturday in the eastern province of al-Ahsa. According to Anadolu Agency, “Around 1,500 women participated in the run in different categories such as professional, amateur, old and young”.
Mizna al-Nassar of Saudi Arabia won the first place; she completed the race in 15 minutes leaving behind her rivals from different nationalities. The Saudi General Directorate of Sports, al-Moosa Hospital and al-Ahsa municipality sponsored the marathon.
With inputs from ANI