Farhat, Moussa and Abass finished in first, second and third place respectively.
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Organizers announced the winners of Lebanon Water Festival's stand-up paddle competition Monday, after 20 surfers competed in the race over the weekend. It was the first time the festival included a competition in Beirut. Ahmad Farhat, an amateur athlete and first-time competitor, paddled the 5 km course from Ramlet al-Baida to the Raouche Pigeon Rocks in 37 minutes and 13 seconds to nab first place. Beirut's developed and industrial shoreline makes it difficult to accommodate most watersports, and Sunday night's stand-up paddle race was the first and only festival competition to take place here.Many of Sunday's competitors began SUP only this season, and learned through the festival's discounted courses in Jiyyeh.
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