2016 Dubai Marathon - Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

January 22, 2016
Dubai, UAE

LRC Stats Galore From Ken Nakamura For the 2016 Dubai Marathon

Men's winner Tesgaye Abera is the fastest 23-year old in history and women's runner-up Amane Beriso had the 5th best debut in history.

World Athletics:

17 men had a better PR than the men's winner.

LRC Tirfi Tsegaye Wins Dubai For Second Time And Breaks 2:20 For The First Time in Her 19th Career Marathon

Do you have a marathon barrier you want to break? Be inspired by Tirfi Tsegaye who broke 2:20 for the 1st time in her 19th career marathon.

LRC The Marathon World Record Survives But 30k WR Falls As Unknown Tesfaye Abera Comes From Behind To Win Dubai Marathon In 2:04:24

This race had it all. A WR for 30k, a lead change in the final 500 and a shocking win by a previous 2:09 guy.

LRC 2016 Dubai Marathon Men's Preview: Former Champs Hayle Lemi Berhanu, Tsegaye Mekonnen & Ayele Abshero Take On 2:04 Men Tadese Tola & Tsegaye Kebede And A Host Of Hungry Ethiopians For The Richest Prize In Marathoning

In the last four years, Dubai has been won by four different guys - three of whom were making their debut and a fourth who was running just his second marathon. This year, the race is much more likely to be won by someone with experience. Watch it live on LetsRun.com on Thursday night at 9:30 pm ET.
*Update: Coach Canova states the both Kebede and Abshero are out of the race.

World Athletics:

She was runner-up here 2-years ago and is also the second fastest women's 10,000 runner in history.

World Athletics:

There will now be six runners on the line who have won Dubai in the past. 2012 winner and CR holder Ayele Abshero (2:04:23) and then three former women's champs.

LRC Past Dubai Champs Mamitua Daska and Mula Seboka Are Added to 2016 Dubai Marathon Field

2013 champ Tirfi Tsegaye was an earlier commit so 3 of the last 6 winners will be racing.

LRC Ayele Abshero Will Return To The Dubai Marathon Where He Set The 2:04:23 Course Record Four Years Ago

He will face a tough field lead by two-time London champ Tsegaye Kebede.

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