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  • Ahmed Saleh

Hamad Al-Janahi claims title in Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Cup race

AlUla, Saudi Arabia, February 11, 2024, Bahraini equestrian Hamad Al-Janahi clinched victory in the race held alongside the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques International Endurance Cup. The competition attracted 64 riders, comprising both men and women, hailing from various nations. Hosted at Al-Forsan Equestrian Village in AlUla Governorate, the event served as a precursor to the 2026 World Endurance Championship and covered a challenging distance of 160 km.

Al-Janahi secured the top spot by crossing the finish line with a remarkable time of 8 hours, 27 minutes, and 8 seconds, maintaining an impressive speed of 18.930 km/h. Following closely behind was Uruguayan rider Federico Ferber, who clocked in at a speed of 18.924 km/h, completing the race in 8 hours, 27 minutes, and 18 seconds, thus securing the second position. Spaniard Omar Blanco Rodrigo clinched the third spot, boasting a speed of 17.8 km/h and completing the race in 9 hours and 26 seconds.

Reflecting on the event, Dr. Anas Hassan, the technical advisor to the Saudi Equestrian Federation, expressed his satisfaction, stating, "With the conclusion of the competitions accompanying the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques International Endurance Cup 2024, AlUla has affirmed its suitability as the host for the World Endurance Championship 2026."

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