From Dubai to Abu Dhabi: Fit, fun and lucky
Over 500 cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities took advantage of a great opportunity to enjoy a fun day out on Friday, participating in the 2nd annual Great Pulse Ride.
Jointly organized by the Dubai Sports Council and Promoseven Sports Marketing, the ride is another step in the ongoing drive to promote health and fitness throughout the community in a fun inclusive atmosphere.
Two hundred of the more experienced cyclists rode a 96km loop, a further two hundred completed the 48km route, while the under 12s completed a 10km course at the Dubai Cycle Path, Al Qudra.
One lucky spectator at last night’s epic Roger Federer/Novak Djokovic semi-final in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, left with not only memories of a spectacular game, but also with 2 tickets to the US Open, courtesy of the Emirates Ball Flight Promotion.
Following his win in the semi-final, Roger Federer hit four signed tennis balls into the crowd. Those lucky enough to catch one then came onto Centre Court and chose one of four model planes. One plane, which had congratulations written underneath it, won the holder two air tickets from Dubai to New York, and two semi-finals tickets for the US Open.
Competition was fierce at Yas Marina Circuit’s sold out event yesterday as more than 1,400 competitors took to the track to participate in Activelife by Daman 2014 TriYAS, with some of the fastest times ever seen in the TriYAS event.
UAE resident, Olivier Godart crossed the line the men’s Olympic race in an outstanding time of 1:52:46, beating rival Omar Nour of Egypt who finished in 1:54:20.
Third place in the top division went to Andy MacRae, who completed the race in 1:57:30.
Emirati competitors included Yousuf Al Sadi, who completed the Sprint race in 1:10:09, and Mohamed Al Muhari, who finished the Olympic race in 2:13:48.
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