Riyadh : For the First time in the nation’s history, Women in large numbers in Saudi Arabia’s women participated in all –female marathon. The three-km–long marathon, held in the eastern province of al-Ahsa on Saturday, saw around 1,500 women participated in the run in different categories. Mizna al-Nassar of Saudi Arabia won the first place; she completed the race in 15 minutes leaving behind her rivals from different nationalities. The Saudi General Directorate of Sports, al Moosa Hospital and al- Ahsa municipality sponsored the marathon.
Earlier in January , Saudi Arabia allowed its women, for the first time, to spectate at a football match.