After a break of 1,115 days, the 22nd edition of the Dubai Marathon will return on February 12, 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The region’s oldest long-distance running event, is set to welcome elite athletes from around the world to participate in the marathon and associated races, including the 10km road race and 4km Fun Run.
“The feedback from the industry is that competitors are eager to join us on the start line on February 12,” said Peter Connerton, Managing Director of Pace Events, organisers and promoters of the Dubai Marathon.
“The world has changed considerably since we last staged the event in the weeks before the global pandemic, but the appetite for running and fitness remains healthy.
First time on a Sunday
The race will be staged on a Sunday for the first time in the event’s history following the change in the UAE working week, the Dubai Marathon and its associated races will start and finish around the Burj Al Arab and the Madinat Jumeirah.
“Race registrations continue to remain at pre-pandemic level and runners, who wish to challenge themselves in one of our three races can still secure a place in the category of their choice by registering through the official website.”
The race course record for men is 2:03.34, set in 2019 by Getaneh Molla from Ethiopia with women record of 2:17.08 , also set in the same year by the second fastest woman on the planet, Ruth Chepngetich.