Tuesday, February 27, 2024

20,000 runners sign up for 2024 Dubai Marathon


The organizing committee of the 2024 Dubai World Marathon has revealed that the January 7 race will feature several surprises, notably a raffle for a car donated by the Al Ghurair Group.

The organizing committee said in an official statement released yesterday, “The turnout so far calls for confidence as the number of participants has so far reached 20,000 and the organizers are confident that this number will reach 25,000.”

He pointed out that registration through the permanent marathon website www.dubaimarathon.org will continue till December 30 midnight.

Ethiopian legend Haile Gebre Selassie has been invited by the organizing committee to take part in the event in recognition of his long history with the Dubai Marathon, after taking part in the main race in 16 previous editions.

In its statement, the organizing committee affirmed that the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, was a major impetus for the marathon from its inception. The event has led to nearly a quarter of a century, and the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors, has been behind this series of prestigious successes. Local, regional and global phenomenon.

The Marathon Organizing Committee appreciated the support received from the Dubai Sports Council led by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council and Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman. Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Police, Al Amin Service, Adidas and Duty Free Shop, Dubai, Bisleri, IPT Media Group, and Channel Four are partners in the win.

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Secretary General Saeed Hareb and Assistant Secretary Nasser Al Rahma expressed their great cooperation, saying there is full coordination with the Dubai Sports Council. A coordination meeting was held with Dubai Traffic. All avenues to support the event will be discussed so that the event emerges at its best. ” A film with the same power, especially one that begins and ends in front of the Dubai Police Academy, runs through Jumeirah Street. Historic Union Flag and Return Site.

Ethiopians monopolized the top three spots in both the men’s and women’s races last year, with Abdisa Dola Adera finishing the race in 02:05:42 hours after taking first place in the professional men’s category at 42.195 kilometers. , finishing the race in 02:05:42 hours, followed by Hamenod Aliu Ingdehu in 02:05:51 hours, finishing the race in 02:05:57 hours, and in the professional women’s category, Ethiopian Tera Teda Yami in 02:21:11 hours. First place and Aruthi Agha Sura finished the race in one time and got the second place. 02:21:24 hours, and Ashiranesh Yirga Dagne finished the race in 02:21:59 hours and placed third.

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