Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, crowned Saif Al Mazrouei winner of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup - CEI 160 KM, held at the Dubai Endurance Village in Seih al-Salam.
Sheikh Mohammed attended many stages of the race, organised by the Dubai Equestrian Club in co-operation with the Emirates Equestrian Federation under the supervision of Federation Equestre Internationale, FEI.
Also attending the race were Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council; Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid , President of the Dubai International Marine Club, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee; Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Vice-President of the FEI; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director-General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department, and Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman and Chief Executive at Meydan Group.
Rider Saif Al Mazrouei finished the race first in 6 hours 32 minutes 20 seconds. He was closely followed by Abdullah Ghanem Al Marri (6h 32m 21s), who came in second. In third place was Saeed Mohammed Al Muhairi (6h 32m 45s).
More than 1,200 male and female riders from 32 countries participated in the race, which has become a key event on the world endurance calendar.