The Crown Prince of Dubai has applauded two expats for their remarkable contribution to this year's fitness challenge.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who also holds the post of the Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, congratulated Togolese national Ghani Souleyman and Filipino Paolo Mangolinan for being the "stars of the (fitness) challenge".
Souleyman ran an ultramarathon (45km) for every day of the 30-day challenge, while Mangolinan swam 10 km.
Well done to the two stars of the Challenge:— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) December 1, 2020
1. Ghani Souleyman, a Togolese national, who ran an ultramarathon (45km) per day for 30 days.
2. Paolo Mangolinan, a Filipino national, who swam a marathon distance (10kms) per day for 30 days. pic.twitter.com/or1D3Fd8qr
Sheikh Hamdan also thanked everyone who participated in the month-long fitness campaign, that has helped "transform Dubai into one of the world's most active and dynamic cities".
His Highness added that it has "motivated us all to set tougher personal goals and actually achieve them".
Thank you to everyone who took part in @DXBFitChallenge, an initiative that works to transform Dubai into one of the world's most active and dynamic cities. It motivated us all to set tougher personal goals and actually achieve them. pic.twitter.com/f1mPCIcuoZ— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) December 1, 2020
The 30-day challenge, which ended on November 28, saw over 100,000 people turn up for the Dubai Run on November 27, while over 20,000 cyclists took part for the epic Dubai Ride on November 20.