gulf-airGulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, and Challenge Bahrain announced a partnership deal under which the carrier will become the official airline partner of the Kingdom’s annual triathlon event, scheduled to take place this December 06, 2014.

Challenge Bahrain is the first branded international triathlon to be held in the Middle East and will see professional and amateur athletes from Bahrain, the region and beyond, competing side by side to complete the 113 kilometer race that consists of a 1.9-kilometer swim, 90-kilometer bike ride and 21-kilometer run.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is hosting Challenge Bahrain for the first time this year and the event is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants both from the region and beyond to Bahrain next month.

In addition to Challenge Bahrain, Gulf Air is the Official Airline and Sponsor of the biennial Bahrain International Airshow and has maintained the role of title sponsor of the Bahrain Grand Prix since it made history in April 2004 as the first Formula One Grand Prix to be held in the Middle East.