Muscat: They say age defies everything. The 70-year-old Rashid bin Mosaad Al Alawi from Yanqul in Al Dhahira governorate is an example to that. He walked 52 kiolmeters when he took part in the Capacity and Endurance Course organized by the Yanqul Team for Walking last week.
''The distance was very long, about 52 kilometers, but with determination and persistence, I was able to cross this distance with joy and pleasure,” Rashid said.
''The distance started from Ibri near LuLu Hypermarket to Yanqul with the wali Office with the participation of 31 individuals. I walked for nine and a half hours. I started to walk at 7:30 am from the launching point in Ibri to Yanqul where i reached at 5:00 pm,” he added.
“I have been walking for 40 years and I am not suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes or hypertension and my health is good,” he said.
Rashid also participated in the White Mountain Rally Competition in Yanqul.