15-year-old pilot from England wins Dubai's World Drone Prix

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 2:14 p.m. ET

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) A team led by a 15-year-old British pilot has won the first World Drone Prix in Dubai.

Luke Bannister of Somerset raised the golden trophy over his head after the race Saturday night, held with the looming skyscrapers of the Dubai Marina in the background.

Bannister's team, Tornado X-Blades Banni UK, won a $250,000 purse, part of $1 million in prizes handed out in the inaugural edition of this race as a Cabinet-level minister in the United Arab Emirates also announced the start of the World Future Sports Games in December 2017.

Those contests next year will include robotic swimming, running, wrestling and car racing, as well as drone flying, as this city of futuristic skylines yearns to be ahead of the curve.