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October 15, 2014, 05:13:22 AM on

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Challenge Bahrain will start December 6 2014.





Travel 113km through Bahrain’s rich history – future, past and present – at the world’s most spectacular triathlon

Five reasons to race:

    The ultimate athlete experience
    The world’s largest prize purse over the half distance
    Discover the fascinating ancient history of Bahrain, dating back 4,000 years
    Marvel at th world’s most advance architecture
    Lots for all the family to enjoy – theme and wildlife parks, outstanding shopping, restaurants and hotels, culture and sport

Challenge Bahrain marks a new Middle East partnership between Challenge Family and Bahrain. The partnership will have a strong focus on encouraging new participation and excellence in triathlon while creating an opportunity for professional athletes with its US$500,000 prize purse, the largest in the world over the 1.9km/90km/21km distance to insure the widest and most professional participation.

The point-to-point course is designed to take athletes on a journey through Bahrain’s history, from the high tech future to the roots of this ancient civilisation dating back 4,000 years. It also includes one of the most exciting new developments in the progression of triathlon, the newly announced “Bahrain Triathlon City”. Dedicated purely to triathlon, this unique high performance training centre will feature altitude-controlled training facilities and accommodation as well as world classing swimming, biking and running circuits, aimed at being the best in the world.

The Challenge Bahrain 1.9km swim will take place in the calm waters of Bahrain Bay, surrounded by some of the Middle East’s most striking modern architecture, including the landmark Four Seasons and World Trade Centre in the Financial Harbour of Manama.

On leaving T1, athletes will cross over the bridge to the traditional community on Muharraq Island before heading back to Manama and past the Al Fateh Grand Mosque, the largest in Bahrain and the National Museum, hosting the newly inaugurated world-class National Theatre. After looping back through the spectator areas of T1, the bike course heads out of the city, and through the residential areas. As it heads south, the course leaves behind the ‘land of a million palm trees’ and heads to the desert, passing through a major archaeological site. The thousands of Dilmun Burial Mounds date back to 3,000BC when the beauty of Bahrain was considered heaven, the most perfect eternal resting place.

After their journey through history, the athletes will go forward through time for a lap of the Formula One track, designed to be the fastest in the world. The cars do it in 1:40, the athletes are expected to take a little longer!

The run leg is unique, traversing through the heart of a wild life park. Athletes will run past ostriches, giraffes, birds, horses, camels, Oryx and through the natural landscapes of Bahrain before crossing the finish line at the Formula One complex.
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Take part in Bahrain Challenge Family and win $500,000!!
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December 05, 2014, 06:08:28 AMReply #1 on

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Reminder!

Tomorrow some major roads will be closed:

AT least 10 major highways will be closed, some in both directions, for several hours on Saturday as thousands of athletes take to the streets for a cross-country triathlon.

Motorists have been urged to find alternative routes or avoid main highways altogether as dozens of traffic policemen will be deployed across the country to ensure the safety of athletes taking part in the 113km Challenge Bahrain race.

The closures will start as early as 6am with the King Faisal Highway, where no cars will be allowed until 11.30am.

Shaikh Isa bin Salman Causeway, going towards Muharraq, and the Dry Dock Highway going from Arad to Hidd will both be shut down from 7.40am to 10.30am, while the Prince Khalifa bin Salman Causeway, going towards Al Fateh Highway, will be closed from 8am to 10.30am.

The King Faisal Highway, opposite Bahrain Financial Harbour, the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway and the Zallaq Highway will all be closed between 8.30am and 1pm.

The event, with a total prize fund of $500,000, is being organised by Challenge Family and Nasser bin Hamad Foundation.

It will bring together amateur and professional athletes including world champions, Olympic champions and some of the greatest names in triathlon such as Mirinda Carfrae (Australia) and Jan Frodeno (Germany).

The gruelling race includes a 1.9km swim across Bahrain Bay, followed by a 90km bicycle race through Manama and Muharraq before heading out to Sakhir, and a 21km run that starts and ends at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) and circles Al Areen Wildlife Park.

It will kick off at 7.30am at Bahrain Bay and will end at the BIC, where an awards ceremony will take place at 7pm.

"There are detailed routes that have been planned for the day," said an organiser.

"Each road has a time when it will be closed.

"There have also been diversions set up and it is all on our website www.challenge-bahrain.com.bh.

"This is a major sporting event for Bahrain. It is essential that the event is conducted in a safe manner and therefore the Interior Ministry, the police and the Challenge Bahrain have produced and approved a traffic management plan which will be implemented for this event."

Designated car parks near the Bahrain Bay, at the Crowne Plaza Bahrain, the Golden Tulip and the BIC have been set up for supporters.

The GDN earlier reported that the event has a purse of $500,000 with the winners in both the men's and women's categories walking away with $100,000 each.

To promote GCC participation an additional $60,000 will be set aside for Gulf athletes making the top 10 list.

The following roads will be partially or completely closed for the big race:

King Faisal Highway will be closed from 6am to 11.30am - with no vehicle access at all.

Shaikh Isa bin Salman Causeway, going towards Muharraq from Manama, will be closed from 7.40am to 10.30am.

Al Ghous Highway will be closed from 7.40am to 10.30am.

The Dry Dock Highway, going from Arad to Hidd, will be closed between 7.40am and 10.30am.

Prince Khalifa bin Salman Causeway, going towards Al Fateh Highway, and the Al Fateh Highway bridge to Bahrain Bay will be closed from 8am to 10.30am.

The King Faisal Highway, opposite Bahrain Financial Harbour, the Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Highway and the Zallaq Highway will be closed between 8.30am and 1pm.

The Zallaq Highway intersection that leads to the Gulf of Bahrain Avenue will be closed from 9am to 1.30am. The road leading to Bahrain International Circuit and the road going to the Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park will be closed from 9am to 5pm. ahmed@gdn.com.bh

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