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The return of the Abu Dhabi Marathon in the United Arab Emirates was announced on the weekend. The race will take place Friday, November 26 and a good-size prize purse is up for grabs.
The total prize purse for the event is $303,000 USD. Winners of the marathon will take home $50,000 each.
We are thrilled to finally reveal the official #ADNOCADMarathon2021 t-shirt 😍 Featuring @Nike's Dri-FIT Technology, the t-shirt ensures our runners stay comfortable and focused during their epic run around Abu Dhabi.— ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon (@ADNOCADmarathon) September 19, 2021
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A course record bonus of $30,000 is up for grabs. The current records are 2:04:40 and 2:21:01, respectively. Also, the 10K and wheelchair divisions will earn $8,500 and $11,000 for the wins.
Rueben Kipyego set the course record in 2019 at 2:04:40. The 25-year-old has run as fast as 2:03:55. If he is in great form, he will likely go out at sub-2:04 pace to try to earn the price bonus.
Kenyan Vivian Kiplagat owns the women’s course record at 2:21:11, also from the 2019 edition. The performance represents the 29-year-old’s lifetime best.
In addition to the marathon, there will be a marathon relay for teams of two, 10K, 5K, and 2.5K races.
2019 Abu Dhabi Marathon – Friday, December 5.
Top Results Men
|1.||Reuben Kiprop KYPIEGO||KEN||2:04:40|
|2.||Joel Kemboi KIMURER||KEN||2:06:21|
|3.||Fikadu TEFERI GIRMA||ETH||2:09:16|
|5.||Asnake NEGAWO DUBRE||ETH||2:09:48|
|6.||Fikadu TSADIK HAFTU||ETH||2:11:21|
|7.||Lucas Kimeli ROTICH||KEN||2:12:44|
|8.||Gosa Girma TEFERA||ETH||2:13:30|
|9.||Anouar EL GHOUZ||MAR||2:13:46|
Top Results Women
|1.||Vivian Jerono KIPLAGAT||KEN||2:21:11|
|2.||Wude YIMER AYALEW||ETH||2:24:03|
|3.||Yeshi CHEKOLE KALAYU||ETH||2:24:28|
|4.||Eunice Chebichii CHUMBA||BRN||2:26:43|
|5.||Urge SOBOKA DIRO||ETH||2:31:54|
|6.||Caroline Cheptonui KILEL||KEN||2:32:03|
|7.||Kathryn VAN METER||USA||2:47:09|