Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Naser Marzouqi From UAE Wins Sultan's Cup

Naser Marzouqi from United Arab Emirates edged Jack Begaud from France to win the Sultan's Cup Terengganu Endurance Challenge 2007 at the Terengganu International Endurance Park (TIEP).

Naser astride "Hafiza Du Mas" finished the 160km race in 10 hours 31 minutes and 50 seconds while Begaud was a close 10 hours 33 minutes and 27 seconds behind.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin, who also took part, finished in 23rd place after posting a time of 14 hours 20 minutes and 26 seconds. Tuanku Mizan, the patron of the championship, rode "Harmere Cairo".

Maria Vitoria Liberal Lins of Brazil was third in a time of 10 hours 39 minutes and 07 seconds.
A total of 41 rider from Brazil, Japan, Italy, Belgium, Portugal, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Australia, United State of America and Malaysia took part in the championship, which is part of the preparations for the FEI-World Endurance Championship 2008 to be held at the same venue next year.

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