2018 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

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Dubai, UAE
January 26, 2018
Total insanity. What a race for the richest prize in the sport. A guy ran 2:04:15 and took home $12,000. Another guy ran 2:04:00 and took home $200,000.

2018 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: Former Champs Worknesh Degefa & Aselefech Mergia Battle World Champs Medalists Mare Dibaba & Senbere Teferi (Debut)

The women's race in Dubai this year race boasts two sub-2:20 women and a total of six who have run under 2:23 as well as super talented debutantes Gelete Burka (10k silver at 2015 Worlds) and 22-year old Senbere Teferi (5k silver at 2015 Worlds, 14:29 pb).

2018 Dubai Marathon Men's Preview: Tamirat Tola Aims to Become First Man to Repeat Since Haile G in 2010

The Olympic bronze medallist at 10,000 is back to defend his crown but he'll face five other sub-2:07 guys in the field plus four really interesting debutantes: Yenew Alamirew (12:48/27:19 track pbs),  Birhanu Legese (59:20 to win New Delhi Half Marathon in November), Leul Gebresilase (59:18 HM), and Fikadu Haftu (59:22).

Tamirat Tola And Worknesh Degefa Will Try To Defend Their Titles At The 2018 Dubai Marathon On Thursday Night

This year's race features a new altered faster course.

January 26: Three Time Winner Aselefech Mergia (2:19:31) And Former World Champ Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) Announced For The 2018 Dubai Marathon

January 26: Defending Champions Tamirat Tola And Worknesh Degefa Lead Fields For The Dubai Marathon

Tola set a CR last year with 2:04:11 in his debut while Degefa also debuted to win in 2:22:36.

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