× Main Page Fashion Lifestyle Sport Home Travel Real Estate Business
Social Responsibility Education Innovations
Brands Lists
× Main Page Fashion Lifestyle Sport Home Travel Real Estate Business

LIFESTYLE - COMPANY NEWS

Records Fall as Geremew, Dereje Win Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Friday, January 26, 2018

Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew and Roza Dereje smash the course records and take the titles at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, the world’s richest marathon. (PRNewsfoto/Dubai Marathon)

LIFESTYLE - COMPANY NEWS

Source : Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

Facebook Share Twitter Tweet Google Plus Share

Ethiopia's Mosinet Geremew won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon with a course record of 2h:04m:00s in one of the most thrilling finishes in marathon history.

The 27 year-old, who entered the race just days before, sprinted across the finish line followed by four more runners within eight seconds. Debutant Leul Gebresilase took second just two seconds later (2:04:02), while defending champion Tamirat Tola finished third in 2:04:06.

In all, seven runners clocked sub 2:05.00 - a unique result in world marathon history - with six of them no slower than 2:04:15.

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and under the aegis of the Dubai Sports Council, the 19th edition of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon once again had athletics writers scurrying through the record book

In near perfect weather conditions, the leading group ran a very consistent pace. After a half marathon split time of 61:36, the world record of 2:02:57 was still in reach at 30k, which was passed in 1:27:35. However, after the last pacemaker dropped out, the pace fell and the athletes focused on winning the US$200,000 first prize.

Five runners were still in contention when the group entered the home straight but in the end it was the runner who entered the Dubai Marathon last who came in first.

The women's race also produced record-breaking results as Roza Dereje clocked a women's course record of 2:19:17 and with it became the seventh fastest woman in marathon history.

The Ethiopian broke away from a leading group of four in the final mile of the race and for the first time in marathon history four women ran sub-2:20 in one race. Ethiopia's Feyse Tadese took second in 2:19:30, followed by Yebrgual Melese (2:19:36) and defending champion Worknesh Degefa in 2:19:53.

"I was happy to run at the pacemaker's pace for the opening half," said Geremew after receiving his trophy from HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithy, President of the General Authority For Sports, and Julian Wynter, Standard Chartered Bank UAE CEO. "When did I think I could win? I only thought about winning when I had one kilometre to go."

http://www.dubaimarathon.org





LATEST POSTS
Cavallo Point's history dates back to the 18th century. The complex that was Fort Baker military base in those years is currently housing to the Cavallo Point Lodge with the Golden Gate Bridge view, on the coast of the San Francisco Bay. I talked with Brendan Carlin about Cavallo Point Lodge.
Ozan Çelik is an architectural photographer who has studied architecture. His educational background and the city he lives in gives him a different perspective. We had a conversation about architectural photography with Ozan.
Don Purser discovered his passion for architecture when he was 6 years old. He seriously decided to become an architect in high school years. After his graduation from Texas Tech University in 1974, he began his architectural career in Houston.
Maglieriapelle is a handcrafted men's shoe brand with a direct-to-customer model. It offers unique leather shoes with opanka stitching technique, premium leather selections, and their signature hand-painting. I talked with them to learn more.
Autor Rooms is the first hospitality concept in Poland built entirely from local products in collaboration with local designers and producers. I talked to Magdalena Ponagajbo about this concept and she told me about the concept, history, and features of Autor Rooms.