10/20/2018 1:12:24 PM (GMT+3)

Aspetar, Samla to support Qatari athletes in premium event in Oman

Aspetar, Samla to support Qatari athletes in premium event in Oman

DOHA, Qatar: Aspetar, the orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital in Qatar, has signed a MoU with the Samla Qatar.

The agreement will pave the way for the organisations to provide medical support for Qatari athletes that are taking part at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) running competition in Oman between November 26 and December 3.

The MoU was signed by the Aspetar Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari, and CEO of Samla Qatar Azzam Al Mannai.

As well as agreeing to provide medical support, both parties will enhance the athletic performance of the contestants who will represent Qatar in the prestigious long-distance trial running event.

As per the agreement, Aspetar will provide comprehensive medical assessments tailored to meet the needs of each of the three Qatari participants and will assist the athletes to maximise their performances.

The athletes will be under the supervision of an international team of world-class sports medicine physicians.

The long-distance trail running event by UTMB will see an international field of 300 runners take on a non-stop rugged 137km course over the varied and mountainous terrain of Oman’s Jebel Akhdar.

UTMB was created in 2003 in Chamonix, France, and has quickly grown to become the “World’s Summit of Trail Running”.

Earlier this year, Aspetar provided medical support to 200 athletes competing in Samla race. The tournament involved a series of challenges over a 200km trek that began in Zekreet and ended in Zubara Castle. The challenges included running, shooting, swimming, cycling and kayaking.

Supporting such events cements Aspetar’s leading role in the treatment and prevention of local, regional and international athletes’ injuries across all sports.