Underscoring the international reach of the Standard Bank Ironman is this report from the Bahrain News Agency:
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee and Captain of Bahrain Endurance 13 Team came 8th among 1200 contenders at the Ironman African Championship held in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Sunday.
HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa finished the race in 10.49 hours, coming out of the swimming round in 1.09.02 time and finishing the cycling and running races in 5.16.28 and 3.49 hours respectively. After crossing the finish line, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa expressed his happiness about taking part in the championship and the results of the Bahraini team, stressing that participating in South Africa would add to the team members’ experiences abroad and improve their overall performance, especially that the championship witnessed a huge turnout from international professional athletes.
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