All-female marathon in Saudi Arabia for the first time

ANI | Updated: Mar 04, 2018 06:08 IST

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Mar 04 (ANI): Women in large numbers in Saudi Arabia participated for the first time in an all-female marathon.

The three kilometer run, titled 'Al-Ahsa Runs', took place on Saturday in the eastern province of al-Ahsa.

According to Anadolu Agency, "Around 1,500 women participated in the run in different categories such as professional, amateur, old and young".

Mizna al-Nassar of Saudi Arabia won the first place; she completed the race in 15 minutes leaving behind her rivals from different nationalities.

The Saudi General Directorate of Sports, al-Moosa Hospital and al-Ahsa municipality sponsored the marathon. (ANI)