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Zahid Tractor Sponsors Jeddah Road Runners Marathon


Zahid Tractor recently sponsored the Jeddah Road Runners (JRR) Marathon, held on 16 December, 2016, in King Abdullah Economic City. Open to the public, the event was mainly attended by Jeddah Road Runners members with over 100 individuals participating.

The race began and ended at the Bay La Sun Hotel, and participants could choose between 7km and 21km. For the 21km men’s race, Mr. Mohammed Madkhali came in first place with an impressive time of one hour and twenty-eight minutes. Second place was John Pearman, and third place was Mathew Hidalgo. For the 21km women’s race, Cristina Arnal was first, followed by Michelle Ponto and Sara Harb.

For the 7km men’s race, Thafir Algarni finished first, Omar Saggaf was second, and Mazin Kayal was third. For the females, Albatool Baroom came in first, Rahwi was second, and Yossra Ifaoul was third.


Following the marathon, trophies and medals were distributed to the winners and participants by Mr. Abdullah Ossabi, Marketing Manager of Commercial Vehicles Division of Zahid Tractor; Mr. Murhf Ali, Director of JRR Committee; Mr. Ahmed Abo Zide, Deputy Director of JRR Committee; and Mr. Rob Peachey, JRR Committee Member.

Jeddah Road Runners is a non-profit local club that encourages a healthy lifestyle and honest competition. Each year they host races ranging in distances and this was the first year Zahid Tractor was a sponsor.

Zahid Tractor is the flagship company of Zahid Group, a privately held organization representing a diverse range of companies, strategic partnerships, and world-renowned brands. Headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Group is led by an established family whose commercial roots date back over a century.