Five reasons to be interested: Dubai Grand Prix18.03.2017
Here’s why you should be excited for the first Grand Prix of the season which starts on Monday (20 March).
The opening Grand Prix of the 2017 season will see more than 370 athletes from 40 countries descend on Dubai, UAE. The 9th FAZAA International meeting – the Dubai Grand Prix, will take place between 20-23 March and here are five reasons why you should keep an eye on the action:
1. The Dubai Grand Prix is the 2017 season-opener for World Para athletics and provides the first opportunity to see many of the world’s top Para athletes back in action for the first time since Rio 2016.
2. 50 Paralympic medallists will start in Dubai.
3. The Dubai venue has been the scene of multiple world records in recent years - three world records were broken in 2016, eight in 2015 and seven in 2014.
4. Twenty of this year’s line-up won Paralympic gold at Rio 2016.