Haile Gebrselassie’s Classic Call of the Incredible Women’s Finish at the Dubai Marathon

by: LetsRun.com
January 23, 2015

We’ve got some great video from the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon below.

The women’s race finish was a classic. $200,000 was on the line to the winner and $80,000 for second and Dubai course record holder Aselefech Mergia battled stride for stride the entire finishing straight with World Half Marathon Champion Gladys Cherono. It’s a definite must watch.

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Almost as entertaining as the finish itself was the commentary by Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie who joined the broadcasters for the finish. Just hit play, we’ve got it cued to start with the women’s finish and guarantee you won’t want these 20 seconds of your life back.

Turn up your volume. Gebrselassie is the guy with the voice more in the background.

We’ve listened to this multiple times and each time, Haile brings a smile to our faces with his passion for the sport and Ethiopia. “Yeah yeah yeah. Yes, yes, yes, yes. Go, go go, go, go…..Yeah, of COURSE Merga she’s going to win. Win for Ethiopia!!!! Wonderful!!! Thank you!!”

HD Highlights of Both Races:

Below are stunning HD highlights of both the men’s and women’s races compliments of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. Be sure to hit full screen to see some of the stunning backdrops in Dubai.