UIPM 2020 Global Laser Run City Tour: Two days of thrills in Cairo (EGY)
A huge gathering of Laser Run athletes flocked to Cairo (EGY) for the first – and so far only – instalment of the UIPM 2020 Global Laser Run City Tour.
The event was held in conjunction with UIPM 2020 Pentathlon World Cup Cairo at the Platinum Club, and there were so many participants that organisers had to arrange a second day of racing at another venue, the Rehab Club.
The two-day event on February 28 and 29 attracted more than 550 athletes. On March 18 UIPM announced the suspension of all development sports activity due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Sharif Elerian, President of the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation, said: “It was really a perfect competition and all the young athletes enjoyed the experience of watching the Pentathlon World Cup live.
“Regarding the postponement of the season, I hope that this crisis will pass with no casualties in the Pentathlon family and everything will return to normal as soon as possible.
“It is sad times to see the sport in general in a temporary shutdown worldwide. All the best to everyone and please keep safe.”