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Countdown to Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla begins

ALULA (Saudi Arabia), February 19, 2024

The countdown to Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla has begun with the inaugural event to be launched in the Middle East on February 24. The ultimate endurance challenge will involve over 1,000 participants, with over 40 countries represented in the ancient city of Saudi Arabia.

Here's all about Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla:

Record-breaking Prize Pot

Tough Mudder Infinity AlUla boasts the largest prize pot in obstacle course racing history, with a staggering $480,000 at stake.

The winner of both the men’s and women’s individual races, meanwhile, are in line to win a huge prize of $80,000.

Saudi Stars Set to Shine

Taking part in the event will be Nelly Attar, a Saudi/Lebanese mountaineer who became the first woman to summit K2 in 2022. Attar has also scaled Kilimanjaro, Grand Paradiso and Mount Speke, to name just a few.

Rivalry Renewed

One intriguing sub-plot is the renewal of a rivalry which has dominated OCR for many years, as Canada's Ryan Atkins and the UK's Jon Albon prepare to battle it out for glory once again. Both men have enjoyed plenty of previous success, but one has wait and see who will come out on top this time around.

AlUla is serviced by direct flights from multiple destinations including Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam, indicating that a significant number of participants from across the region are expected to take part in the event.

Pick your battle

With all individual tickets for Tough Mudder Infinity now sold out, participants can enter as part of a team of two or four, while those competitors keen to sample something slightly less gruelling can take on either of the classic 5K and 10K races, becoming part of a history-making event. – TradeArabia News Service


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