Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

2018 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

January 26, 2018
Dubai, UAE
World Athletics:

The elite race started at 6 am - when Geb won it was 7 am. Men's winner Geremew: "“It was very fast, perhaps a little too fast. But then it settled down, and I felt good. Although I wasn’t sure I had a chance of winning until between 40 and 41 kilometres”.

LRC Mosinet Geremew & Roza Dereje Win 2018 Dubai Marathon -- The Deepest Marathon In History As 7 Men Break 2:05 & 4 Women Break 2:20

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.

LRC 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).

LRC 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).

LRC 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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