The Spartan World Championship is coming to the Abu Dhabi desert this December

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The Spartan World Championship is coming to the Abu Dhabi desert this December

Endurance events and extreme obstacle courses are on the rise around the world and in Abu Dhabi things are no different.

Last year Tough Mudder held its first event in the city and now another global event is coming to the capital to lay down the challenge.

For the first time in its ten-year history Spartan World Championship is heading to Abu Dhabi for their first-ever event outside of the United States.

The event will be held on December 4 and 5 bringing the Elite Spartan World Championship, Spartan Team World Championship and Spartan Kids World Championship to the UAE capital.

The half-marathon distance Spartan Beast will feature a mix of high-speed running, steep climbs and 30 obstacles including the spear throw, barbed wire crawl and rope climb.

A prize pot of $120,000 (approximately Dhs440,000) will be up for grabs as part of the elite race where some of the biggest names in the sport will compete.

Before the marquee event the Spartan Kids World Championship, for children aged four to 10, will take place followed by the Team World Championship.

Amateurs can also participate in the event on December 5 with 120 Open Beast heats taking place.

Away from all the racing, you can also try Emirati food from on-site vendors, experience cultural shows, dune bashing, yoga classes and a closing fireworks ceremony.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Spartan World Championship will be staged in Abu Dhabi – for the first time ever outside the United States of America,” said His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, general secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council.

“Indeed, it is a groundbreaking occasion for both Spartan and us, to take this World Championship to a new audience in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

“I am aware of the success and popularity of this event over the years and as the 2020 host of this World Championship, we will do our utmost with our local organising committee to move this championship to the next level on its success and popularity.”

“Abu Dhabi offers the participants a unique new landscape to conquer on the beautiful desert terrains and soft sand dunes befitting a competition of this nature.”

For more information and to register, click here.
Various prices. Dec 4-5. Liwa. www.spartan.com.

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