Doha: A race of carrier pigeons were held recently from Al-Qassim in Saudi Arabia to Hazm Al-Markhiya in Doha.

The 800-kilometre challenge was organized by the carrier pigeon section of Youth Hobbies Center, which comes under the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

The popular race saw 16 competitors with 222 carrier-pigeons taking part.

Setting a record, the pigeons reached the destination at the Youth Hobbies Centre building at Hazm Al-Markhiya in Doha on the same day starting from Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia.

One of the participants from Qatar said: “The record and the enthusiasm of participants in this race may help to developing this hobby in the country.”

Ali Al Ajmi came first in the challenge with his champion pigeon. Injaz Loft with two pigeons stood second and third.  Pigeon of Khaled Al-Emadi was fourth, Katara Loft fifth, Rawdat Al Hamama came sixth and pigeons named Darb Al Saei took positions from seven to eleven.


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