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Alexandria’s Largest Ever Sports Festival Attracts 5,000 Cyclists and Runners

Alexandria’s Largest Ever Sports Festival Attracts 5,000 Cyclists and Runners

Credit: Ahmed Issa
Credit: Ahmed Issa

Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria has held one of its largest ever sports festival, the Alexandria Sports Festival, attracting at least 5,000 participants.

Held on Friday, the event attracted thousands of cyclists, runners and everyday people hoping to go for a walk.

Aimed at raising sports awareness and to encourage a more healthy lifestyle in Egypt, which is among the top 20 countries in the world with the most obese citizens, the event has been hailed a great success by locals, organizers and government officials.

Runners on Alexandria’s Stanley Bridge. Credit: Ahmed Issa

According to youm7, Alexandria’s new governor Hani Elmessiry, who is known to actively participate in sports events, was among the thousands of participants cycling at the festival.

Alexandria’s governor posing with participants. Credit: Ahmed Issa
Alexandria’s governor in a weight-lifting event. Credit: Ahmed Issa

On Facebook, participants were quick to praise the organizer’s for the event, with many declaring it was one of Alexandria’s ‘best’ days.

“Amazing day, proud to be a big part of the team,” said Abdelrahman Nasser.

“Thank you very much for this wonderful day,” said another commenter, while a third said it was his “best day ever.”

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