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Saudi citizen turns attention to sports after retirement

Saudi citizen turns attention to sports after retirement

Mohammed Al-Ghamdi, a Saudi citizen, turned to athletics after retiring from Aramco as a consultant geologist 14 years ago.
In an interview with Al-Arabiya, he revealed that after suffering from conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, he focused his efforts on various activities until he was cured of them.

Al-Ghamdi also stated that he divides his days between cycling up to 50 kilometers per day, walking up to 35 kilometers with long-distance travelers of the South team, and climbing mountains throughout the Kingdom, all of which he enjoys.

He said once he walked 42 kilometers back and forth from Bani Kabir to Al-Baha. He also climbed the world's fourth-highest peak, Kilimanjaro.

Al-Ghamdi said his message is to change the concept of retirement to leave "the idleness and laziness that most retirees are accustomed to," adding that sports help people get rid of diseases and health problems.

He also described the stage of his life in which he started playing sports as a rebirth.

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