Sir Magdi Yacoub will be leading the marathon himself.
Last year, the pioneering sports company The Trifactory ventured onto a new adventure to bring fitness enthusiasts together for the first ever marathon to take place in the charming city of Aswan. This year, they're once again taking us up the river for the second edition of the annual Aswan42 Marathon, set to take off on February 1st in collaboration with the Magdi Yaacoub Heart Foundation. "Nothing beats running next to Sir Magdi Yaacoub himself," says The TriFactory's Founder Ayman Hakky. "It's an honor for us at The TriFactory to organize the second annual Aswan42 - The Magdi Yaacoub Heart Foundation Marathon. Runners will enjoy an amazing scenic race course along the River Nile and help raise funds for the Aswan Heart Centre"
The mesmerising views of the river Nile will serve as the backdrop for this extra special affair. Runners can register for 10K, 21K, and 42K tracks, with kids having their own special track spanning one kilometer. As is his tradition, Sir Magdi Yaacoub will be leading the marathon himself. "There's nothing more important than looking after your health and most importantly, your hearts," said Sir Magdi Yacoub shortly after Aswan42's 2017's edition.
The participants will also get special deals on some of Aswan's most prominent hotels for the duration of the race, namely Sofitel Legend Palace, Movenpick Aswan, Pyramisa Isis Corniche, and Happi Hotel. Registration for the race ends on January 22nd, so hop to it now.