Abu Dhabi Classics Run In Pictures

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Over a thousand people registered with the Abu Dhabi Classics Run – Beat Beethoven events over the weekend in aid of diabetes prevention programmes and music education programmes for young people in Abu Dhabi (SUPPLIED)

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People of all ages challenged three routes to the music of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony played on the radio by Abu Dhabi Classic FM. The event was organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage and Abu Dhabi Classics (SUPPLIED)

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Sixty children and their parents enjoyed the short 1 .5 km Abu Dhabi Media Company Children’s Walk. The purpose of the event was to introduce children to classical music in a fun way (SUPPLIED)

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The Majid mascots, laid on specially for the children, were a crowd pleaser at the Abu Dhabi Classic Run (SUPPLIED)

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The Abu Dhabi Police Band kicked off the event, with many residents simply turning out to watch people run to classical music – or enjoy some Beethoven! (SUPPLIED)

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In the Best Time category for females, Connie Bouvert ran the route in 23:15:19, while Mark Moses led the men’s field, winning in a time of 21:45:03 (SUPPLIED)

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Steve Watson, race timer said, “Despite the high humidity and heat, 45 per cent of the runners were faster than the Fifth Symphony and several were slightly over the mark.” (SUPPLIED)


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