Kenya’s Titus Ekiru, the world fastest man in 2021 will headline the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Marathon that will be held on 26, November in Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The 29 years-old is currently ranked as the world’s fifth fastest man marathon history, carries a personal best of 2:02.57 that he got early this year at the Milano City Marathon.
His career highlights include 2019 Honolulu Marathon, 2018 Mexico City Marathon and 2017 Seville Marathon.
The Abu Dhabi Marathon whicha has been labeled as a Bronze Label race will see eight additional elite athletes vying for the top spot.
The stellar line-up of runners includes some of the world’s top-ranking athletes like Reuben Kiprop Kipyego, Abel Kirui, Barnabas Kiptum, Philemon Rono, Eunice Chumba, Betelhem Moges, Vivian Kiplagat and Alemu Megertu.
The race organisers have put together this team of elite athletes to go after both race course record.
The total prize fund for the 2021 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon is worth $303,000 (Dhs1.11 million) and will be shared across the various categories, with both elite male and female marathon winners taking home $50,000 (Dhs183,500) each.
A bonus cash of $30,000 is also being awarded, should they break the current course records of 2:04.40 and 2:21.01 for the male and female races respectively.