Muscat: His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, today issued a decision forming the main committee of a first-of-kind 'Governorates Marathon' (district marathon) covering all parts of the Sultanate.
The issuance of this decision comes within the context of HH Sayyid Theyazin’s attention and keenness to encourage society to practice various types of sports and espouse them as a healthy lifestyle.
A statement issued by the Ministry on Tuesday observes that “Collective sports cement social ties, with professional performers engaging with members of society in a national epic of communication."
The Ministry will organise the marathon in cooperation with Oman Athletic Association.
The marathon will capture the concept of social partnership: It seeks to build awareness about types of sports and races, open up opportunities for owners of related projects and businesses, and enable sportsmen and sportswomen to expand their scopes of practice as they master this sport and contest races in general.