UAEU runner to participate in ?World University Cross Country ?Championships in Portugal

AL AIN, ?Abdel Salam Ibrahim, a runner from the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) from the College of ?Education, has achieved the qualifying time that ?would enable him to participate in the “World ?University Cross Country Championships for ??10 km run”, in Aveiro, Republic of Portugal. ? The competitions will be held on 12th March ??2022, which is considered one of the best ?sports events that include elite runners from ?various international universities. ? Ibrahim Mukhtar, Head of the Sports ?Activities Unit at the UAEU, said, “The ?Sports Activities Unit has supervised, prepared ?and developed training plans since the ?admission of the runner Abdel Salam Ibrahim ?to the UAEU, under the supervision of a group ?of specialists in physical fitness, nutrition and ?sports, and with great support from the UAEU ?senior administration.

“We hope, therefore, to ?achieve an advanced position in the World ?University Cross Country Championships at ?an international level?,” he added.

He pointed out that a special programme has ?been prepared for this global participation ?through daily exercises in the UAEU sports ?complex and external training camps, where Ibrahim is currently ?in Tunisia, to participate in a week-intensive ?training camp and undergo several physical tests.”

Ibrahim will travel to ?Ethiopia in February for a closed training ?camp in the mountainous heights. Next March, he will head directly to Portugal to ?participate in the World University Cross ?Country Championships.?

Source: Emirates News Agency