Yihunilign Adane

Adane returns to Dubai after finishing 11th in the 2016 edition of the Standard Chartered event and a prolific 2019. He ran as many as four marathons but produced creditable positions and times in every single one.

His most recent marathon brought victory at Hefei in China on November 10 last year in 2:10:06. This followed a strong performance at altitude in Mexico City on August 25 and, prior to that, third place in Rome on April 7 after setting a personal best of 2:09:11 for third at the Beppu Marathon in Japan, also known as the Oita event, on February 3.

Until that performance his best marathon was on his debut in Dubai with 2:09:48 in 2016 which was followed by another strong showing at the Joongang Marathon in Seoul in early November of that year. Adane is very much a marathoner, having set his half marathon best of 61:34 almost eight years ago at the Boulogne-Billancourt event in Paris.





Best Time


(3rd, Beppu, 2019)