​Ironman: Major roads in Oman to be closed on the weekend

Energy Thursday 28/February/2019 13:23 PM
By: Times News Service
​Ironman: Major roads in Oman to be closed on the weekend

Muscat: Major roads in Muscat will be blocked tomorrow during Oman's Ironman 70.3 competition, which will take place on Friday, 1 March, 2019.

A statement by the Royal Oman Police read, "Traffic will be blocked as announced: For the cycling portion, traffic will be closed at the ministry street until Al Thaqafa roundabout between 7 and 8am. Sultan Qaboos street, from Qurum Bridge towards Darsait, between 6 AM to 12 at noon, Matrah Corniche from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Darsait bridge from 6:30 AM to 12 at noon, Wadi Adai bridge (to and from Al Amerat) from 8 AM to 12 at noon. One lane in Al Amerat street will close from 8 AM to 12 at noon, as will one lane from Al Saidiyah street in Sidab (from 7 AM to 12 noon) and one lane from the street leading to the Children's Museum will be blocked from 9 AM to 2 PM."

"As for the running course, Al Sarooj street will close from 6 AM to 2 PM and al Qurm's road will close from 10 AM to 2 PM."

Yesterday, a press release was held for the event by Middle East Traitholon and sponsors, including the Ministry of Tourism.

According to the Ministry, "The competition will take place on the first of March and will support more than 1000 competitors from 54 countries, and will include contestants travelling near many tourist destinations in the governorates.

"The competition includes three races: Swimming for 1.9 kilometres, cycling for 90 kilometres, and then running for 21.1 kilometres," the ministry added. "IronMan is a chance to showcase the tourist destinations of the Sulltanate and to draw in other international competitions that impact domestic tourism."