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Team AJIL Meets the Challenge of the Kingdom's First Spartan Race


Team AJIL (L to R): Zahid Talal Zahid, Bader Abuhmail, Mohammed Alghamdi and Saad Kanaan

Jeddah, KSA, December 18, 2016: The Spartan Race is the world’s best obstacle race.  With over 240 races in 25 countries around the world, the Spartan Race came to Riyadh on December 17th, 2016.  The race was not your everyday running race; participants had to run, climb, push, throw and crawl through walls, hills, mud, barbed wire and other challenging obstacles! 

Always up to the challenge, four AJIL employees; Mohammed Alghamdi, Saad Kanaan, Bader Abuhmail and Zahid Talal Zahid participated in the Spartan Race that took place at the Dirab Motor City in Riyadh.  All four successfully completed the course and were awarded ‘Finisher Medals’ and limited edition shirts. 

Mohammed alghamdi and Saad Kanaan have competed in several Spartan Races and other physical challenges across the region, but for Bader Abuhmail and Zahid Talal Zahid, this was their first experience. 

Zahid Talal Zahid explained, “This was my first Spartan Race and I have been preparing for it for quite some time.  Although the practice and preparation did help me, it was the other members of Team AJIL that made all the difference!  We motivated one another and gave each other the confidence and strength to get past the next obstacle and across the finish line!”

The four AJIL employees were sponsored by AJIL FINANCIAL SERVICES COMPANY.  AJIL’s General Manager, Mr. Matar Al-Khateeb, commented, “At AJIL we work with each one of our customers to help them achieve their business objectives, guiding them across the obstacles and challenges that come with every day.  With that in mind it was fitting for us to sponsor the participation of four of our employees in the Kingdom’s first Spartan race.”  Mr. Al-Khateeb added, “All of us are very proud of our team and their ability to work together in overcoming the obstacles and demonstrating our company’s spirit and determination.”

The Spartan Race will be coming to Jeddah in 2017 and Team AJIL is already back in the gym getting ready for the next challenge.