Egypt: 1,500 runners from 50 countries in the historic Saqqara Marathon Egypt: 1,500 runners from 50 countries in the historic Saqqara Marathon

Egypt: 1,500 runners from 50 countries in the historic Saqqara Marathon

Egypt: 1,500 runners from 50 countries in the historic Saqqara Marathon

West of the capital, Cairo, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports

Egypt: 1,500 runners from 50 countries in the historic Saqqara Marathon

A sports marathon in the archaeological area of ​​Saqqara, west of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Friday morning attracted 1,500 competitors from 50 countries.

As the morning light spread in the famous archaeological area of ​​Saqqara, which bears witness to the history of ancient Egypt, runners of many nationalities flocked in, many of them looking into the eyes of the famous step pyramid of Djoser in the region, which houses this marathon.

At the forefront of attendance was the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhi, according to a statement by the ministry that is supervising the launch of the third marathon.

The runners began an early warm-up in preparation for the marathon, and behind those sports exercises was the pyramid of Djoser, and different colors of Egyptian antiquities.

After the marathon, the Ministry of Youth and Sports reported in a statement, “The Saqqara Marathon in Giza was attended by 1,500 competitors from 50 countries during the 10 km and 5 km races.”

The signal to start the marathon was given by the Egyptian Minister of Youth and Sports, amid joint organization with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, according to the same source.

Minister Sobhi pointed out, according to the ministry’s statement, “the importance of integrating sports with tourist and archaeological sites, given Egypt’s rich heritage.”

He explained that "the marathon was held in the pyramids area in the belief of stimulating tourism in Egypt and working to attract tourists to visit Egypt due to its ancient antiquities and suitable atmosphere."

In 1979, UNESCO classified Saqqara as a world heritage site. It is located thirty-five kilometers southwest of Giza Governorate, which is home to the pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

In addition to the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the Saqqara area includes tombs from the beginning of ancient Egyptian history.


Brazil has been appointed as the host of the FFWS Global Finals 2024

Jakarta - Free Fire game developer and publisher, Garena, has officially announced that Brazil will host the Free Fire World Series (FFWS) Global Finals 2024 tournament in November.

Quoted from Garena Indonesia's official statement, Saturday, this announcement makes Brazil the host of the highest Free Fire competition in the world for the second time, after the first edition of the FFWS Global Finals was held in the capital city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2019.

FFWS Global Finals 2024 in Brazil will increase the enthusiasm of the Free Fire team hosting the Magic Squad which has the status of defending champion after winning at the FFWS Global Finals 2023 Bangkok.

"In front of its supporters, Magic Squad will try to defend its title amidst the onslaught of 17 other best Free Fire teams in the world, including from Southeast Asia and Latin America," said Garena.

Apart from announcing Brazil as the host of the FFWS Global Finals 2024, Free Fire also announced that there will be an additional global tournament on the Free Fire 2024 esports calendar which will be present in July.

This global tournament will be attended by 18 of the best Free Fire teams from various parts of the world, including the best teams from the FFWS SEA 2024 Spring tournament, FFWS Brazil, FFWS Latam (Latin America), the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, and Pakistan .

The winner of this mid-year global tournament will get a ticket to the FFWS Global Finals 2024 in Brazil.
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