2017 Dubai Marathon - Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

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Dubai, UAE
January 20, 2017

Pat Butcher: Tola Triumphs, Bekele Blows Out!

Listen To LetsRun.com's 2017 Dubai Marathon Pre-Race Live Podcast At 8:50 PM ET

We'll be joined by Sean Hartnett - The Marathon Professor - who has seen every men's WR live since 1988.

2017 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: Toronto Champ Shure Demise (2:20 PB) & Amsterdam Champ Meselech Melkamu (2:21 PB) Battle 66:14 Half Marathoner Worknesh Degefa in Her Debut

Somebody in Dubai is going to get the biggest win of their career as there are plenty of fast women (9 under 2:25) but none with a major marathon victory.

Kenenisa Bekele Confident He Can Get The World Record In Dubai

Bekele is "confident" he can beat 2:02:57.

2017 Dubai Marathon Men's Preview: Can One of These Men Take Down Kenenisa Bekele?

We break down the field in Dubai and take a look at the men who could challenge Kenenisa Bekele, including 2014 champ Tsegaye Mekonnen, 2:04 man Dino Sefir, Olympic 10k bronze medallist Tamirat Tola and half marathon stud Birhanu Legese.

Kenenisa Bekele vs. the World Record: Will Kenenisa Bekele Become The First Man In History To Hold The 5,000, 10,000 and Marathon World Records at the Same Time on Friday?

Distance fans, it's time to get excited. Jos Hermens reveals that Kenenisa Bekele is healthy and going for the world record on Friday in Dubai. Bekele has his sights firmly set on Dennis Kimetto's 2:02:57 WR and plans to go out faster than any man in history. Will the weather cooperate?

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$250,000 Bonus On Offer For New World Record At Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

With a first place prize of $200,000, that means a victory in a WR time nets you almost half a million.

Kenenisa Bekele Going for Marathon World Record in Dubai in Less Than Two Weeks on January 20th at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

World Jr Record Holder (2:04:32) Tsegaye Mekonnen Asefa Is Confirmed For 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

The 2014 Dubai Champ wants to win again in 2017 on January 20th.

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