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With less than three months to go, local and international runners of all standards are signing up for the biggest mass participation event in the Middle East – the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon – which gets underway on Friday, January 20.
Ethiopian athletes again dominated the world’s richest distance race as Tesfaye Abera and TIrfi Tsegaye struck gold in a men and women’s 1-2-3 finish at the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (January 22).
From a man dressed in a panda suit to elite runners capable of striding 42km in just over two hours, the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will feature thousands of runners each with a different role to play in the world’s richest long distance running event.