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Bank Muscat remains principle supporter of Muscat Marathon

MUSCAT, 25 January 2016 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, has extended lead support to Muscat Marathon to be held on Friday 29 January from 6 am to 12 pm. Over 600 long-distance enthusiasts from around the world have confirmed participation in the popular event hosted by Muscat Road Runners.

Intercontinental Hotel is the start and finish point of the race comprising three events, including the 42 km full marathon, 21 km half marathon and a 10-km marathon. Muscat Marathon has received a competitor rating of 90% in the Premier marathons website, making it the highest ranked sporting event in the GCC.

Muscat Marathon has caught the attention of avid sports enthusiasts from across the world, which is helping to spotlight Oman as an attractive sporting destination. The marathon route takes in a large amount of Muscat's beautiful scenery. The support for the marathon reflects the bank's commitment to encouraging health, social interaction and integration through the promotion of sport and physical activity.

The attention given to healthy lifestyle reflects the level of development of people and nations. Omanis are privileged as the Sultanate accords top priority for development of sports, encouraging all segments of society to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Running shows what can be achieved through motivation, hard work, dedication and a willingness to push personal boundaries. As the flagship financial institution, Bank Muscat remains at the forefront in offering the required encouragement and support for sporting excellence in the country