"Come and join me in the first ever Aswan Marathon," says Sir Magdi Yacoub in a video promoting the extraordinary event, who are we to turn down an invitation by an actual real life Sir?
It's time to bust out those running shoes again as Trifactory, Egypt's pioneer sports management company, joins forces with the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation to take us on a run through history and nature. Taking place on February 24th, along the banks of the world's longest rivers and home to its greatest civilization, is Aswan42, the city's first marathon ever. Over the past three years, TriFactory organized the famous Sahl Hasheesh Triathlon which has become a must-attend for countless sports enthusiasts from around the world, making it the biggest and most successful triathlon event to ever take place in Egypt. "We have been in the sport scene for more than three years, during which we've always tried to use our events to serve good causes," Trifactory's Ayman Hakki says.
The combination of good weather, beautiful scenery, and exciting history make Aswan a prime setting for the marathon. "We figured that Aswan would be a perfect location for the event, because of its natural flat terrain and good warm weather," Hakki tells us.
The event has limited capacity, and if it's anything like TriFactory's past events, those spots will fill up before you can say sprint. Early birds will get to save a couple of hundred pounds by reserving before January 9th. From January 10th until January 31st, the cost of registration will be EGP 400. Registration fees will then be set at EGP 500 starting February 1st, so be quick about it!
You can register here.
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