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Here’s some reaction from a handful of runners who finished the 10k at the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.
‘Seeing is Believing’ ambassador Henry Wanyoike and his childhood friend and running partner Joseph Kibunja spoke to Sam Lloyd after completing the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon (Friday). ‘Seeing is Believing’ is an initiative by Standard Chartered Bank and a global community programme at helping people to avoid preventable blindness.
Henry talks about the race and indeed the rest of the season with Rio the long term aim.
Don’t forget to visit: www.dubaimarathon.org for more information, interviews and news about this year’s race.
3 time Dubai winner and athletics superstar Haile Gebrselassie is a spectator this year but we caught up with him to talk about the event and about Kenenisa Bekele’s intended participation in this year’s marathon.
Rob from Leamington Spa was the fastest wheelchair athlete and set a PB. He talks in the interview about being selected for Team GB for the
Event Director Peter Connerton reflects on yet another hugely successful event in 2015.
Saeed Hareb – Dubai Sports Council General Secretary – talks about the success and growth of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Cedric Betis, Chairman of the Dubai Holding Wellness Committee looks ahead to the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
She won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in 2011 and 2012 and this year new mum Aselefech Mergia is back looking to better her own course record and win a third crown in Dubai on January 23…
Ready for only the third marathon start of his career, Kenenisa Bekele is the star attraction at the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Former champion Lelisa Disesa is the fastest man in the field – here he looks ahead to the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Runner-up at the 2012 Chicago Marathon, Feysa Lelisa is targeting a golden performance at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 23, 2015
Kenenisa Bekele is in form and confident of a good showing at the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Visually impaired Henry Wanyoike, the world record holder of the 5,000m and 10,000m events at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Paralympics, and his long-time running partner and childhood friend Joseph Kibunja are once again taking part in this year’s event as Goodwill Ambassadors for ‘Seeing is Believing’ (SiB), Standard Chartered Bank’s global programme to raise USD 100 million to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020.
Everyone has a reason for running – Sam Lloyd catches up with many of the competitors
Working hard behind the scenes is an army of individuals who all help make the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon a great success
Event Director Peter Connerton talks to Sam Lloyd about the challenge ahead and the appearance in Dubai of Kenenisa Bekele.
Olympic legend Kenenisa Bekele will make only the third marathon start of his career at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on January 23. He talks to Sam Lloyd about the challenge ahead.
UAE Athletics Federation President Ahmad Al Kamali and HE Saeed Hareb, General Secretary of the Dubai Sports Council, talk of their pride in the growth of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon ahead of the 2015 event
On January 23, 2015, over 25,000 runners are expected to take part in the 2015 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon – check out this video teaser, come back to see more news and interviews from the 2015 event and on Friday watch live coverage on the home page!