O West, the first residential project for Orascom Development Egypt in the 6th of October city, hosts Tough Mudder on March 5 and March 6, in attendance of the Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sochi, Invest-Gate reports.

The Tough Mudder challenge is organized by TriFactory, with more than 1,000 players participating in the challenge under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, according to a company press release on March 8.

The minister inspects the stages of the recreational sports race before the start of the events, accompanied by representatives of Orascom Development Company and the organizers of the TriFactory company, in light of all precautionary measures to prevent the Coronavirus and maintain the safety of all participants.

The challenge is divided into two types of races, the first is the TM5K, which includes 13 obstacles over a distance of 5 km and requires 1-2 hours to finish, targeting players from the age of 14. The second race, Tough Mudder Classic, which is to be held for the first time in O West, is the longest and the most difficult version of the first challenge, as it includes 25 obstacles over a distance of 12 km and is suitable for players from the age of 16, the statement reads.

On his part, Sobhi indicates that hosting international sports events has a great role in encouraging tourism and the ministry supports all initiatives and new innovative ideas in all fields including sports.

Furthermore, Omar Al-Hamamsi, CEO of Orascom Development Holding Company, expresses his pleasure for the minister to attend the Tough Mudder Challenge in O West this year. He also praises the great and important role that the Ministry of Youth and Sports plays in supporting the various activities adopted by Orascom Development Company to encourage sports tourism in Egypt.

Al-Hamamsi adds, “hosting the Tough Mudder Challenge confirms our strategy to establish integrated cities that provide all the requirements of life in all aspects of sports, tourism, culture, education, and health.”

Moreover, Ayman Hakki, founder and CEO of TriFactory, expresses his happiness in cooperating with Orascom Development in organizing the Tough Mudder competitions in their most recent city, O West, in the 6th of October city.