National Aluminium Products Company SAOG (NAPCO), one of the leading extruders of aluminium profiles in the GCC, has recently announced its athlete sponsorship for the third edition of the Oman Desert Marathon set to be held from November 6 to 13, 2015 at the Bidaya Desert, Oman. NAPCO will be offering its full support to Sami Al Saidi, a top Omani runner who has finished many notable races over the past several years.
The third Oman Desert Marathon features decorated runners and has garnered the participation of leading athletes from all over the world. For this year’s edition, organizers have invited Sami Al Saidi in recognition of his recent triumphs over similarly challenging courses.
Sayyid Wasfi Bin Jamshid Al Said, Chairman of the Board of Directors, NAPCO, said: “The Oman Desert Marathon has carved a reputation for itself as one of the most highly anticipated races within the Gulf. Aside from offering an exciting and demanding course, the marathon is meticulously planned to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. It is an honor to be part of such an event, and we are excited to witness the superb athleticism of Sami Al Saida.”
NAPCO will support Sami Al Saidi in his participation, which includes overseeing his accommodation for the duration of the race as well as the necessary entry fees and other expenses. Sami Al Saidi recently visited the NAPCO headquarters to express his gratitude for the management’s steadfast support and discuss potential joint ventures in the future. Al Saidi concluded his visit by posing with several company officials to commemorate the meeting.
The Oman Desert Marathon is internationally recognized and praised bythe French Magazine Running Attitude as ‘one of thetop 25 desert marathons in the world’ and ‘one of the top 100 Great Races.’ The course features landmark sites, breathtaking sand dunes, and ancient caravans showcasing Oman’s natural beauty and rich heritage to the widely diverse group of participants from all over the world.