Twelve athletes competed in the races on the 30-kilometer course. (Photo courtesy of Lebanese Cycling Club)
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Lebanon held its first national para-cycling championship races Sunday, paving the way for Lebanese cyclists with disabilities to compete on the world stage.Cyclists competed in races in two different categories, H3 and H4, which relate to different levels of disability. A total of 12 athletes competed in the races on a 30-kilometer course comprising six laps of 5 kilometers each, Federation President Vatche Zadourian said.The race was not the first event for disabled cyclists in Lebanon.The Beirut Marathon, for instance, includes races for para-athletes, among them hand cyclists.The recognition means that the winning cyclists will receive points from the international body for the race.
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