Mohammed crowned World Endurance Champion

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Mohammed crowned World Endurance Champion

LONDON—His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Saturday won the individual gold title of the Longines FEI World Endurance Championship at Euston Park in Suffolk, UK, where a total of 152 riders from 38 countries from all over the world lined-up at the start-line to compete for the prestigious title.

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Published: Sun 26 Aug 2012, 1:29 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:21 AM

Riding Madji du Pont, Shaikh Mohammed was crowned champion of the world endurance race after crossing the finish line in about seven hours.

Shaikh Mohammed led a team of elite UAE riders including Dubai Crown Prince Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Shaikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Shaikh Rashid bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum, Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad Belqazi and Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri.

The epic victory is the third in a row following victories in 2008 World Endurance Championship- Malaysia and in the 2010 World Endurance Championship- Kentucky, USA.

The 180-km route comprises of six loops between 20km and 38km, five of which take riders on different routes around the Suffolk countryside covering heathland, forest tracks, river meadows and open farmland.

Shaikh Rashid bin Dalmouk Al Maktoum was the runner up while Ali Khalfan Al Jahouri steered to the third rank.Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Mohammed Abdullah Al Gargawi, Minister for Cabinet Affairs, were present at the memorable event.

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