Dr. Khaled Al Suwaidi embarked on his inspiring ultra-marathon from Fujairah Terminals at 6am today to support the fight against cancer

by | Feb 3, 2018 | rahma run |

  • THE RAHMA RUN – MEDIA PROGRESS UPDATE CHAMPION FOR FIGHT AGAINST CANCER HAS RUN FIRST OF ALMOST EIGHT BACK-TO-BACK MARATHONS IN 327KM ULTRA-MARATHON ATTEMPT FROM FUJAIRAH TERMINALS TO ZAYED PORT United Arab Emirates, 03 February 2018, 14:30 —Dr. Khaled Al Suwaidi embarked on his inspiring ultra-marathon from Fujairah Terminals at 6am today to support the fight against cancer. The course of The Rahma Run will pass through Khalifa Port and end at Zayed Port. Mr. Ahmad Al Mutawa, General Manager of Fujairah Terminals, started Dr. Khaled on the run, which aims to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Patient Care Society – Rahma. In attendance was H.E Prof. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cancer Patient Care Society—Rahma, expressed his happiness at this significant event, which coincides with the “Year of Zayed” celebrations. His Excellency added that he is proud that his son, Dr. Khaled, has launched this unique initiative. He said, “It shows the commitment of the UAE’s youth to follow in the footsteps of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God bless his soul), who instilled in all of us the love of humanitarian work. The result is that our beloved country has become a pioneer in this field.” Dr. Khaled has run 55km in 8 hours and is soon to arrive in Maleha in Fujairah with his coach, ultra-marathon specialist Lee Harris, very happy with his progress so far, commenting “It is important for Dr. Khaled to maintain a pace we have been working on during training. Running the distance he is trying to achieve is incredible and he is putting his body through extreme stresses. He will receive physiotherapy treatment and take-on lots of nutritious food during small rest breaks throughout the run. He can’t stop for too long otherwise his body will start to cease up and starting to run again will become too difficult”. The run is expected to take between 60–80 hours. You can follow Dr. Khaled’s journey via a live GPS link on www.therahmarun.com and on Twitter and Instagram @therahmarun.