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Battle of the Titans as Obiri, Kosgei and Yeshane battle in United Arab Emirates

Double World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri, has been added to the star studded elite list to run at the 15th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon that will be held on Saturday, 19th February, in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

The 32 year-old comes to this race with a personal best of 1:04.51 that she got in 2021 at the Instabul Half marathon last year in April.

Obiri will take on the current world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei in what promises to be an entertaining race. This will be the second time that the two will be competing after meeting at the 2018 San Silvestre Vallecana, where Obiri started her road race career.

Kosgei is a two-time London Marathon champion (2019 and 202). The 27 year-old will be targeting to better her half marathon personal best time of 1:04.49 that she got at the 2020 edition which was two seconds better than the previous world record.

The two Kenyans will battle the 2020 world record in the half marathon, Ababel Yeshaneh who clocked 1:04.31 which was a world record at that time. The Ethiopian is also the 2014 African Cross Country silver medallist Champion.

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, stated, “The unveiling of the race routes, technical sponsor and elite athletes of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon marks an important milestone for this 15th edition. The marathon has proven to be a huge success in previous years, and with only a few weeks till the upcoming race, we are excited to welcome back an incredible line-up of athletes and sports enthusiasts to our wonderful Emirate.”

The event will take place with robust safety precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of participants and spectators. Participants will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2022 Medal designs revealed

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has revealed the official 2022 medal designs for participating runners at the 15th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, that will be held on Saturday (19) in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

World-class runners set to compete in the race include Abel Kipchumba, Jacob Kiplimo, Brigid Kosgei, and reigning champion of the 2020 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, Ababel Yeshaneh.

The organisers have commissioned four, stunning designs and lanyards – one for each category: Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5km and 1 mile, with each medal featuring high-quality gloss and matte metallic finishes. The intricate bespoke design includes the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon’s familiar runner icon and RAKTDA’s new ‘Rakahida’ logo, which is inspired by the ‘‘kashida’’ from traditional Arabic calligraphy.

The intricate bespoke design of the medals includes the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon’s familiar runner icon and RAKTDA’s new ‘Rakahida’ logo, which is inspired by the ‘kashida’ from traditional Arabic calligraphy.

The colours for the medals have been carefully selected and represent Ras Al Khaimah’s three key natural elements and core values, the sea with its perpetual swelling and subsiding, the desert with its undulating dunes, and the mountains with its staggering elevations. The design of the medals cleverly depicts the journey into the nature-based Emirate, starting with the exciting coast, slowly moving into the mystic desert, and then onto the greatness of the mountains.

Abel Kipchumba to face Jacob Kiplimo at Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon

Kenya’s Abel Kipchumba will battle the world half marathon record holder Jacob Kiplimo at the 15th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon that will be held on Saturday, 19th February, in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Kipchumba secured the second-fastest time in the 2021 Half Marathon distance category, with a personal best of 58:07 that he got at the Adizero Road to Records in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

The 27 years-old would not have an easy leeway as he will face the half marathon biggest obstacle in recent times, the inform Kiplimo.

The 21 year-old dominated the race on his way to beating his closest rival by more than two minutes, as he took one second off the previous world record set by Kenya’s Kibiwott Kandie in Valencia in 2020.

The Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist in 10000m and fifth in the 5000m, covered the opening 5km in 13:40, 10km mark in 27:05, and passed through 15km in 40:27.

But Kipchumba will be expected to deliver an exciting competition and add to a series of world-class records including first place at the 2021 Valencia Half Marathon and second place in the 2020 Napoli City Half Marathon.

Kipchumba and Kiplimo will attack the race course record of 58:42 set by two Kenyans Bedan Karoki in 2018 and Stephen Kiprop in 2019.

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, stated, “The unveiling of the race routes, technical sponsor and elite athletes of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon marks an important milestone. The marathon has proven to be a huge success in previous years, and with only a few weeks till the upcoming race, we are excited to welcome back an incredible line-up of athletes and sports enthusiasts to our wonderful Emirate.”

The event will take place with robust safety precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of participants and spectators. Participants will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Brigid Kosgei to battle Ababel Yeshaneh at Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon

The World Marathon Record holder Brigid Kosgei will be the star to watch at the 15th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon that will be held on Saturday, 19th February, in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Kosgei will be targeting to better her half marathon personal best time of 1:04.49 that she got at the 2020 edition which was two seconds better than the previous world record.

The Kenyan will not have an easy ride as she will battle the 2020 world record in the half marathon, Ababel Yeshaneh who clocked 1:04.31 which was a world record at that time. The Ethiopian is also the 2014 African Cross Country silver medallist Champion.

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, stated, “The unveiling of the race routes, technical sponsor and elite athletes of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon marks an important milestone for this 15th edition. The marathon has proven to be a huge success in previous years, and with only a few weeks till the upcoming race, we are excited to welcome back an incredible line-up of athletes and sports enthusiasts to our wonderful Emirate.”

The event will take place with robust safety precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of participants and spectators. Participants will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Registration open for Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon

The organisers of the highly anticipated 15th edition Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon that will be held on Friday, February 18 on Al Marjan Island.

UAE further invited the elite athletes, running enthusiasts and amateurs from across the globe, to participate in the record-breaking event, which is also the World Athletics Gold Label race

Organised by RCS Sports and Events, participants can register now and choose from four categories, with early bird prices starting at Dh295 for the Half Marathon, Dh500 for the two-person Half Marathon Relay, Dh80 for the 5K and Dh50 for the 1K fun run.

Adding even more value and entertainment options, this year will see the introduction of a series of all-new experiences, entry categories and hotel offers, including a VIP package for participants seeking a truly world-class event. Participants and supporters can also purchase tickets for the pre-race pasta party and post-race brunch, held at DoubleTree by Hilton

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “We look forward to showcasing Ras Al Khaimah’s stunning landscape in the 15th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. We are proud to host the prestigious event at the scenic Al Marjan Island offering renowned hospitality and service from world-class hotels and resorts to all guests.

The highly anticipated race is set to be an unforgettable experience with new and enhanced offerings, as we welcome back an incredible line-up of elite athletes and visitors from across the globe in February 2022.”

Runners can register on the RAK Half Marathon website.