Wednesday 19 December 2018

Top athlete confirmed for Daman’s Activelife Electric Run

DUBAI, August 10, 2015

Dame Kelly Holmes, one of Britain’s favourite runners, is set to participate in UAE-based Daman’s first ActiveLife Electric Run in Meydan, Dubai, this November.

Electric Run is hailed as the world’s brightest 5K night run and will debut in the Middle East on November 6 with Daman – a leading health insurance company - hosting the region’s first night run.

Holmes has been a regular visitor to the region in recent years as a Daman ActiveLife ambassador and is closely involved in the health insurance company’s community-related sports initiatives.

Tickets for Daman’s ActiveLife Electric Run have gone on sale to the public earlier this week with a limited number of discounted ‘early bird’ tickets available to buy at

Ticket prices for the event are Dh185 ($50.3) for individuals and are currently sold online and across all Fitness First Clubs in the UAE. Teams of four or more receive a discounted rate of Dh165 ($45) per person and tickets can only be bought online. Prices will increase from September 5 so fans are encouraged to grab their tickets soon before they sell out.

Born in Kent in 1970, Holmes had been identified as one of the outstanding track talents of her generation growing up. She won the English Schools junior 1,500 m in 1983 and the senior race in 1987. Holmes then joined the army where she was a physical training instructor and continued to be outstanding at sport, becoming the British Army women’s judo champion. This changed in 1992, when Holmes returned to top-class athletics. The following year, she won her first Grand Prix race in Stockholm. The medals started to come and included a silver and bronze at the 1995 World Championships. The biggest highlight of her running career was at the Athens Olympics in 2004 when she won gold in both the 800 m and the 1,500 m.

Today, Holmes is one of the world’s most respected sports personalities who continues to involve herself in supporting and mentoring young talents both in the UK and in the region with Daman’s ActiveLife initiative. - TradeArabia News Service

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