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May Al Haji achieves impressive time at Barcelona International Marathon

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Manama – 20 March 2017:
May Al Haji of the Zain Racing Team, Zain Bahrain's in-house team for racing events, achieved an impressive time at the Barcelona International Marathon 2017, finishing the 42.2km race in three hours and 36 minutes. The achieved time makes Al Haji the first Bahraini woman in her age group to qualify for the Boston Marathon and London Marathon in 2018.​

"May's outstanding performance at the Barcelona International Marathon is a great source of pride, not just for Zain Bahrain, but for the entire Kingdom," said Zain Bahrain Corporate Events Manager, Ghazi Radhi. "We are pleased to support her in raising the Bahraini flag high at such prestigious events, as she takes her sport to the next level. We wish her continued success in the upcoming races."

May is the first female member of the Zain Racing Team, participating in major competitions such as Ironman 70.3 and triathlons. A Marketing Specialist at Zain Bahrain's premium Zain Signature department, she is a seasoned athlete who has been playing tennis she was 12 years old. She took up running in 2012 and ran her first full marathon in 2014. Her talent for endurance events led to her becoming the first Middle Eastern woman at Challenge Half Iron Distance 2014, and the first Bahraini woman across the line at Ironman 70.3 Bahrain 2015. She has served as a Board Member of the Bahrain Road Runners since 2012 and was appointed General Secretary of the Bahrain Triathlon Association in 2013.

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