More than 250,000 runners have participated in the Dubai Marathon since 2000.
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DUBAI – The 2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is expecting to see a record number of Emiratis line up at the start on January 24 as organisers eyed a new world record.
“We are optimistic about breaking the record for the highest number of UAE participants this year,” Khalid Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Holding.
The marathon will also feature some of the world’s greatest elite marathon athletes, thanks to the viral “#My City_My Race” campaign. The top male and female runner will each get the grand prize of $100,000.
Organised under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is the largest mass participation sports event in the Middle East, attracting more than 30,000 participants every year.
Now in its 21st year, the Dubai Marathon will see participants compete along the same iconic route on Jumeirah Beach Road.
Competitors will be spread across three races – the 4km Fun Run, the hugely-popular 10km and the traditional Marathon. Runners can still register through www.dubaimarathon.org.
More than 250,000 runners from more than 150 countries have participated in the Dubai Marathon since 2000, and organisers are expecting record-breaking numbers at the turnstiles this January 24.
“This year we are expecting to breach the 50,000 mark in terms of participation. We are confident we can achieve that target because we have witnessed an increasing awareness about physical activity and fitness among both Emiratis and expatriates,” said Khalid Al Award, Director of Dubai Sports Council’s Sports Events Department. ICA/Expat Media
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