The celebrated American sprinter, Michael Johnson, is on his first trip to Saudi and by the looks of it he loves it.
Johnson is renowned for his four Olympic and eight World Championships gold medals.
He was also the world record holder for being the fastest man in the 200m and 400m races.
He recently shared a series of photos on his Twitter account and used the Qiddiya hashtag. This suggests that he is perhaps somewhere close to where the multi-billion dollar entertainment city, Qiddiya, is being built. The landscape captured in his photos is breathtaking.
— Michael Johnson (@MJGold) July 27, 2018
He was recently in neighboring Dubai where he opened a performance training and fitness center.
— Dubai Tourism (@dubaitourism) July 25, 2018
Here he is with Saudi Arabia’s very own Olympian, Hadi Al Somaily, who won silver in the 400 m hurdles event in the Sydney Olympics.
هادي صوعان، أول سعودي يفوز بميدالية فضية في الألعاب الأولمبية في سباق 400 متر حواجز، يلتقي العداء الأولمبي مايكل جونسون#مواهب_القدية
Hadi Soua’an the first Saudi to win a silver medal in the Olympics in the 400m hurdles meets Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson #QiddiyaTalents pic.twitter.com/JHwS6YifWg
— Qiddiya – القدية (@qiddiya) July 25, 2018