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Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Saturday January 26th, 2019
Dubai, UAE
Distance: Marathon · 10K

In its relatively brief history (the race was first held in 2000), the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon has become one of the fastest, most respected and the most lucrative marathon in the world in terms of prize money.

Each year thousands of runners take to the roads in this beautiful city in the United Arab Emirates for this extraordinary race starting next to the Burj Khalifa in downtown Dubai. The course and the race is so fast that when Ethiopian great Haile Gebreselassie won in 2008, his time was the second fastest in marathon history -- and since then seven other runners have bettered his time!

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This race offers lots of prize money, maybe the most of any? They pay $200,000 for a win and an extra $250,000 if you set a world record. Ethiopian runners have been dominating the race since 2012.
Race Date: 01/26/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:04:00 Mosinet Geremew 25 ETH
2nd Male 2:04:02 Leul Gebresilase 26 ETH
3rd Male 2:04:06 Tamirat Tola 27 ETH
4th Male 2:04:06 Asefa Mengstu 33 ETH
Female 2:19:17 Roza Dereje 35 ETH
2nd Female 2:19:30 Feyse Tadese 29 ETH
3rd Female 2:19:36 Yebrgual Melese 27 ETH
4th Female 2:19:53 Worknesh Degefa 27 ETH
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 02:41:55 Nuno Marques 40 POR
M 50-59 02:51:12 José Antonio Dr. Mateo Paredes 50 ESP
M 60-69 03:23:21 Antonio Dr. Di Somma 60 ITA
M 70+ 03:50:20 Markus Fajer 70 POL
F 40-49 02:28:47 Anne-Mari Hyryläinen 40 FIN
F 50-59 03:29:26 Christine Mccarthy 55 GBR
F 60-69 03:50:57 Elizabeth Prof. Dr. Routley-Driver 60 UAE
F 70+ 04:46:28 Irmtraud Windisch 70 GER
Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

(2018 Race) Ethiopia's Mosinet Geremew set a new Dubai Marathon record when he sprinted clear from a large group of his compatriots to claim victory in the 10th fastest time over the distance on Friday.

The 25-year-old crossed the line in two hours and four minutes exactly, two seconds ahead of Leul Gebresilase with last year's winner Tamirat Tola a further four seconds adrift as Ethiopians filled the first 10 places.

Geremew's personal best mark eclipsed the previous race record of 2:04:11 set by Tola in last year's victory and lifted him up to 10th on the all-time list, 63 seconds adrift of Dennis Kimetto's world record that the Kenyan set in Berlin in 2014.

Roza Dereje won the women's race in 2:19:17, also a new record and personal best for the Ethiopian, ahead of compatriots Feyse Tadese, Yebrgual Melese and last year's winner Worknesh Degefa.

All four women finished under two hours and 20 minutes in the 19th running of the race with Dereje moving up to seventh on the all-time list behind Paula Radcliffe's record of 2:15:25 that the Briton set at the 2003 London Marathon.

Radcliffe's mark may have survived in Dubai but Kenya's Mary Keitaney is using male pacemakers in the London race this April in a bid add the overall record to the women-only mark she took from the Briton in 2017.

The Dubai men and women's winners each took home $200,000 in prize money for a race that started before dawn in thick fog, and passed the luxury sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel along a section of the route.

The Course

The Marathon Route will start on the Umm Suqeim Road at the Madinat Jumeirah end turning left ontoAl Sufouh running past Dubai College Junction, past the entrance to Palm Island and U turning back at The One & Only Mirage Hotel entrance at Dubai Media City heading back along Al Sufouh onto the Jumeirah Beach Road running past the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

The runners will head up the Jumeirah Beach Road running towards the Union Flag, running past it and U turning at the next junction then heading back along the Jumeirah Beach Road past the Union Flag again. The runners will run back along the Jumeirah Beach Road past the Grand Mosque, the Old Jumeirah Beach Park and head back towards the Burj Al Arab. After passing the Burj Al Arab the runners will turn left at the Madinat Jumeirah junction running on the left side of the road along the Umm Suqueim Road for approx 500 metres to the finish just before the Dubai Police Academy.

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