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Dec19,2018

Athletes from around the world push their limits at Jebal Sifah during the spartan trifecta weekend race

Thousands of Spartans pushed past their limits in this year’s XDubai Spartan Trifecta race hosted by Jebal Sifah, the first Trifecta weekend to be held in the region as well as the last Trifecta weekend in the 2018 global Spartan calendar. The event’s guest of honour, Her Excellency Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of Oman's Ministry of Tourism handed out awards to the winners from three Spartan events including the Sprint, Super, and Beast.

“Globally, sports tourism is estimated to be worth $800 billion (OMR 308 billion) and we have seen a continuing increase in demand within the Sultanate over the years. The annual Spartan race is a wonderful example of the magnitude of interest from individuals around the world in sports tourism within Oman. Needless to mention the role which Muriya has played in hosting such internationally acclaimed events has been profound,” said Her Excellency Maitha Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of Oman's Ministry of Tourism. “From white sandy beaches extending as far as the eye can see to refreshing oasis, mountainous terrains and much more, Oman’s topographic diversity makes it an ideal host for such activities.”

Ahmed Dabbous, Chief Executive Officer at Muriya said, “Jebel Sifah experienced tremendous growth in recent years as Muscat’s premier destination, particularly from a number of residents and visitors’ standpoint. This has been a natural progression for this town-in-the-making and hosting such international sporting events will see us continue our solid performance in all development segments, including real estate, tourism, retail, and hospitality. Oman is the perfect location for international competitions and we are looking to further strengthen the Sultanate’s profile in this regard globally.”

With participants from 30 countries around the world competing, only a handful rose above the rest, earning their titles as Spartan champions. Elites Richard Hynek from the Czech Republic and Myriam Guilliot from France conquered the Spartan Beast, Spartan’s most difficult race with 21 KM of obstacles and hurdles. Second place were awarded to Thomas Satinsky from the Czech Republic and Ivana Kolaric from Serbia, while Jacky Boisset from France and Adela Vorackova from the Czech Republic came in third. Champions of the 14 Km Spartan Super race included Thomas Satinsky from the Czech Republic and Myriam Guilliot from France in first place, Richard Hynek and Adela Vorackova both from the Czech Republic in second and Jacky Boisset from France and Ivana Kolaric from Serbia in third. In the Spartan Sprint, Spartan’s 8 Km and shortest race, Richard Hynek from the Czech Republic and Myriam Guilliot from France came in first place. Thomas Satinsky and Adela Vorackova both from the Czech Republic also battled to the finish line, coming in second place, while Hallvard Borshem from Norway and Serena Bracalini from Italy came in third. 

Developed by Muriya, Jebel Sifah has been crafted as a contemporary expression of Oman’s ancient heritage and vibrant culture, reflecting the stunning local surroundings. At the heart of Jebel Sifah is the picturesque Marina, home to the four-star 67-room Sifawy Boutique Hotel, the first of five planned 5-star exclusive hotels, featuring a luxury hotel sub-developed by the leading property developer and investor Musstir. Jebel Sifah is also home to a state-of-the-art marina and a 9-hole Harradine Golf Course managed by experts Troon International.