Kenyan runner wins marathon surprised Baghdadis Bzhamat unprecedented
Baghdad / term
Abdul - Hussein Abtan, Minister of Youth and Sports, announced on Thursday, Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi announce the launch (Marathon Baghdad , love and peace) with the participation of 24 Arab and foreign countries.
In turn, the student Faisal head of the Iraqi Association of Athletics Federations, said in a press statement, said that " the race will be a clear message on Baghdad 's ability to host sports gatherings after a long absence , as well as to direct another letter to the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) and other international federations that impose a ban Iraqi sports strength of the security situation in the capital and obviate the need to impose these unjust sanctions. "
For his part, Zaidoun Mohammed Jawad, financial secretary of the union, said that "76 sportsmen and women representing 24 Arab and foreign countries will participate in the marathon , which will be overall prizes 41,000 Dolarmenha five thousand dollars for the first winner in the categories of men and women down the first of ten and $ 1,300 for the runner and the Iraqi sprinter from both equality down the amounts for the top ten. "
The race began at ten o'clock in the morning of Abbas Ibn Firnas Square, which has seen completely closed for all the streets leading to it, down to the statue of Scheherazade and Shahriyar in Abu Nawas Street.
He saw Jadiriyah Bridge starting another race dedicated to women ended when Abi Nawas Street. There was a mass of run it Abi Nawas Street Bridge back to the republic and return again to the statues.
Said Brigadier Walid Ammar, General Traffic Director of Information, said that " the closure of streets in the capital coincided with a marathon that started from Jadriya toward the Karkh district in Baghdad to facilitate the passage of the participants in the marathon to Abu Nawas Street."
He said Walid, in a press statement, said that " the pieces were temporarily in Baghdad because of the marathon and only entrances Abi Nawas Street includes , " adding "there is a break in the Airport Road , starting from the Abbas Ibn Firnas Square until Jadiriyah Bridge toward Karkh , " stressing that it "opened after the expiry of the marathon. " He pointed in the general in charge of the traffic that " the pieces have been due to the presence of many of the participants as well as officials , " adding that it "was chosen on Saturday because the movement in it to be quiet."
Rarely Announces General Traffic Directorate or Baghdad operations for any cutting of the main streets and bridges in the capital.
Hasan Ali, an employee in a private company, more than three hours spent in an attempt to reach his office. Ali says (range) , "in all countries of the world are held entertainment and sporting events, but not the people of the city account , " stressing that "Baghdad was almost closed, on Saturday morning, that was not because the streets cutting Because Zhamat suffocating" .wanthy marathon after Three hours after the lift - off victory sprinter Kenyan Shamita first place. As we witnessed Abi Nawas Street , the effectiveness of other sports under the name (Albaascalt Festival) with the participation of dozens of civilian activists.