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March 12, 2016

QF Hosts Final Marathon in Qatar Running Series

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Over 150 men and women gathered to take part in the final race of the Qatar Running Series, which was hosted by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF) on Friday morning.
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Organized in collaboration with Z Adventures and Crunch, the last race in a six-part series took place in Education City and was entitled ‘QF Classic’.

Catering to all abilities, the event featured four races — a marathon, a half marathon, a 10-kilometer run, and a five-kilometer run. The event demonstrated QF’s dedication to encouraging members of the community to adopt healthy, more active lifestyles.

Hend H. Al-Mousawi, Senior Supervisor, Recreation Services, Qatar Foundation, said: “We are delighted to have played host to the final race of this very successful running series. Not only did dozens of local runners compete in the different races today, but it also brought together a number of regional and international enthusiasts. At QF, we are committed to engaging the community and raising awareness of the importance of wellbeing, and today’s race is tangible evidence of this dedication.”
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The race attracted many world-class competitors from around the world, including Klaus Westphal, from Germany, who has taken part in marathons all over the world. By participating in the QF Classic, Klaus has run competitively in 111 countries. Additionally, married couple Peter Bennett and Yen Ngugen flew in for the weekend to complete country number 96.

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