Adola, Chepngetich face former champions in Dubai - 3 weeks ago, 10:51
After a stunning race in 2018 in which the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon produced unprecedented depth, the latest edition of the road race gets underway on the streets of the emirate on Friday.
Twelve months on from two course records and historic finishes in the men and women’s events, a powerful field will assemble again on Friday for what is sure to be another classic battle over the classic 42.195km distance that runs through Jumeirah.
Guye Adola, who clocked the fastest ever marathon debut in Berlin in 2017 when he finished a close runner-up to Eliud Kipchoge in 2:03:46, is the fastest man in this year’s field.
The Ethiopian will be keen to recapture his best form after illness forced him to withdraw from the Frankfurt Marathon three months ago.
Compatriots Asefa Mengstu and Sisay Lemma clocked 2:04:06 and 2:04:08 respectively in Dubai last year, both of which were quicker than the previous course ...
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