10/28/2016 6:24:11 PM

Big response to 50km World Championships

Big response to 50km World Championships

DOHA: Teams from 21 nations have confirmed the participation of their athletes in the second International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 50km World Championship at the Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) that will take place in Doha on November 11.

The IAU-accredited championship has been hosted by the Aspire Zone Foundation since 2015 and now features more than 100 of the world’s best long-distance runners competing for titles in male, female and group races.

The list of participating countries includes: Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, Uruguay, United States of America, Zimbabwe.

The IAU’s commitment to host the international championship for three consecutive years at the AZF is a testament to its trust in AZF’s capacity to organise international events, where IAU relies heavily on AZF’s organisational capabilities, world-class facilities and experts. The championship promises to be a successful competition that lives up to AZF and Qatar’s reputation as a global leader in organising sporting events.

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