H H Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, issued a decision on Tuesday forming the main committee of a first-of-its-kind Governorates Marathon (district marathon) covering all parts of the sultanate.
The decision comes within the context of H H Sayyid Theyazin’s attention and keenness to encourage various types of sports and adoption of a healthy lifestyle.
A statement issued by the ministry said, ‘Collective sports cement social ties, with professional performers engaging with members of society opening avenues of communication.’
The ministry will organise the marathon in cooperation with Oman Athletic Association.
The marathon will focus on the concept of social partnership and build awareness on various types of sports, open up opportunities for owners of related projects and businesses, and allow sportsmen and sportswomen more scope to practise their chosen discipline of sport.