Ironman World Championship winner to host training camp weekend in Oman

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa has teamed up with world class triathlete Faris Al-Sultan for the ultimate swim-bike-run training camp. Nestled between the dramatic backdrop of rugged mountains and the pristine waters of the Omani Gulf, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is a fully integrated destination resort spread across two hotel wings, Al Waha and Al Bandar.
It is the perfect location for this once in a lifetime training weekend, which takes place from January 11-14, 2018 with rolling hills and inclines along scenic roads through the majestic Al Hajar Mountains combined with stunning views of the Gulf of Oman.
Run and ride the most scenic routes in the Middle East, swim in the azure waters of the sheltered Bay of Jissah, and gain first-hand insight on breathing techniques, the importance of nutrition, and injury avoidance from Faris al-Sultan, who is renowned for his strengths in all three triathlon disciplines.
Speaking ahead of the training weekend, Faris al Sultan said, “Surrounded by natural beauty in such a stunning setting, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is the perfect location for a triathlon camp. The hotel’s private beach and sheltered bay are idea for swimming drills, while the hills and leading to the resort provide the perfect terrain and routes both for running and cycling training.”
Guests will be treated like superstar athletes and undergo sessions focusing on special skills to improve and conquer all aspects of a swim-bike-run challenge. Whether a first time triathlete or a veteran striving for a PB, this training weekend with former Ironman World Championship winner Faris al Sultan is the ultimate way to achieve a personal goal.
During the weekend, participants can take advantage of the resort’s spa and leisure facilities, before sitting down to dinner with Faris al Sultan to reflect on a memorable day of training.
Just a 20-minute drive from downtown Muscat and 45-minutes from Muscat International Airport, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is the perfect place to train.
The resort also provides a luxurious retreat with access to pubs and restaurants offering a variety of international cuisine, the indulgent CHI, The Spa, six temperature-controlled swimming pools, Oman’s only 500m lazy river, four tennis courts, as well as a splash pad, mini-golf, Adventure Zone and Cool Zone Kids’ Club for cyclists travelling with families.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.