GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share
• Men's first place awarded to Kenya's Rueben Kiprop Kipyego with a personal best time of 2:04:40
• Kipyego marks his place in the history books achieving the rare feat of winning as the pacemaker
• Kenya's Vivian Kiplagat crossed the finish line in 2:21:11 to take first place in the women's elite race and set new PB
• Over 16,500 participants from across the world registered to take part in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon
• Elite wheelchair category won by the UAE's Ayed Al Ahbabi
 
 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 7, 2019:   Kenya's Rueben Kipyego and  Vivian Kiplagat secured emphatic victories in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon this morning. 
 
The event attracted over 16,500 professional and novice runners who took part in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon across four race categories - 42k, 10k, 5k and 2.5k - and were able to take in the capital's iconic landmarks including Emirates Heritage Village and Qasr Al Hosn. In a special awards ceremony held outside the headquarters of the marathon's title sponsor, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the event's trophies were presented to first, second and third place male and female finishers in the 42k, 10k and wheelchair races. All participants who took part also received a congratulatory medal.
 
 
Kipyego, the 23-year-old Kenyan, made marathon history, starting as the pacemaker to take first place in a time of 2:04:40, smashing his personal best set earlier in the year at the Buenos Aires Marathon by 38 seconds. He was followed one minute and 41 seconds later by fellow Kenyan Joel Kimurer who also broke his personal best by well over a minute with a time of 2:06:21. The marathon's third place award went to Ethiopia's Fikadu Teferi Girma who secured a time of 2:09:16.  
 
 
Vivaian Kiplagat stormed to victory in a time of 2:21:11, setting another new personal best, shaving over a minute off the time set in her victory at the Milano Marathon earlier this year. She was followed two minutes 52 seconds later by Ethiopia's Wude Yimer Ayalew who crossed the line in 2:24:03. The marathon's third place award went to Ethiopia's Yeshi Chekole Kalaya who secured a time of 2:24:28.
 
 
Ethiopians, Teresa Nyakola Gela and Sintayehu Tilahun Getahun, were victorious in the male and female 10k race respectively with times of 28:05 and 32:47, followed by second place male and female finishers, Andrew Kwemoi and Joselyn Brea and third place finishers Noaman Elassaoui and Zenash Bekele Mamo. 
 
The elite wheelchair category was won by Emirati Ayed Al Ahbabi in a time of 1:51:12 followed closely by fellow countrymen, Husain Al Mazam and Ali Al Saadi.
 
 
KEY QUOTES
 
Commenting after his historic win, Reuben Kipyego said: “I was setting the pace for the first 30km feeling very good and when I turned back to see that the pack was not close behind, I decided that I was going to push to the finish. For me, the conditions were ideal and the course was beautiful and I'm already looking forward to returning to Abu Dhabi to defend my title.”
 
 
Vivian Kiplagat expressed her delight in winning the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon: “I'm very happy to set a new personal record and to win. I think that the race conditions and the course were good. I tried my best and this allowed me to run the first half in 69 minutes and continue with a fast pace for the second half.”
 
 
H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, ADNOC Group CEO, said: “ADNOC continues to play its pivotal role as a key enabler of the economic and social development of the UAE. ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon is part of our social responsibility commitment to support sporting and community events.
 
 
'The huge number of participants from global and local community in this year's Marathon not only reflects the growing popularity of this event, but also reinforces the UAE's growing reputation as a world-class sporting destination.  We are delighted with our successful partnership with Abu Dhabi Sports Council in organizing the Marathon and supporting the growth of the wider sports sector in the UAE,” he added. 
 
 
H.E. congratulated the winners and all the participants across all categories.
 
 
H.E Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council said: “Today, Abu Dhabi has further cemented its place at the top table of sporting cities with the second successful instalment of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon.  With over 16,500 registered participants from all walks of life and with all kinds of capabilities, it has been a true celebration of the city's excellence and diversity.  A special mention and congratulations must go to the winners of today's races and to all the international athletes who travelled from across the world to be with us here today.” 
 
 
Andrea Trabuio, Race Director, said: “The results of ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon have once again exceeded expectations, both in terms of the number of runners and the amazing times achieved today. It was a very fast and beautiful route through Abu Dhabi's streets and the elite runners have rewarded us with a terrific race. We are already looking forward to making the 2020 ADNOC Marathon the best yet.”



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6881 times
Posted on : Saturday, December 7, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Team Abu Dhabi's F2 world champion rounds off brilliant campaign with historic win on home waters
Next Story : 2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon Acclaimed by Runners and Fans
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Korea's Number One Beauty Brand Innisfree All Set to Celebrate the Grand Opening...
6 Trends That Will Dominate Beauty in 2020 According to Foreo
Made in Italy: Top Picks from the Latest Deborah Milano Make-Up Range
Corum Admiral's Cup Legend 47 Worldtimer'
Rado True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier'
Introducing Zeitun Premium Face Care Collection
How to Beat Pigmentation with DERMAdoctor
Emirates Post Issues Set of Commemorative Stamps for the New Logo for People of ...
Rate Hawk is Live with Global Innovations Flagship Product TassPro and Itinerary
Achieve Gorgeous and Radiant Skin in Only 90 Seconds
Spoil her this Mother's Day with gifts from Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer, Britain's Best Loved Denim
Enjoy a Selection of Anti-Aging Products from Beauty Solutions
Swatch X 007 – Introducing the New James Bond Collection and Limited Special Edition
Team Abu Dhabi Riders Grab Double Triumph On Dramatic Race Day in Kuwait
Dubai Customs Graduates 1st Batch of “Dubai Customs Leaders” Program
Dubai Chamber Honours Top-performing Trading Companies
Aston Martin DBX Makes First Public Appearance in UAE
Italian Food Exports to the UAE Increases by 11%, Reports ITA Ahead of Italian P...
Laloge X Ivanka Trump
Ferragamo Sapphire Collection
HRH the Prince of Wales Officially Opens the National Automotive Innovation Centre
Spring is in the Air at West Elm
The Award-winning #burjumanfoodart Festival is Back by Popular Demand!
Buyers Rush for Majid Al Futtaim's First ‘Elan' Townhouses at Tilal Al Ghaf
Marks & Spencer Unveils its All New Menswear
Artificial Intelligence Seen to Play a Significant Role in Driving Success Rate ...
Tag Heuer Opens Boutique at Mall of the Emirates
Hyundai Launches the All New I30 N in South Africa
Etihad Airways to Operate Special Flights From Al Ain to Jeddah During Ramadan
Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium Participates in Gulfood
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Opens Gulfood 2020
The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar – the Future of Coachbuilding
UAE Community Takes Millions of Steps in Solidarity With Children Who Walk Long ...
Visit of Punjab Minister at Al Maya Stand @ Gulfood 2020
HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed Visits Dubai Sports Council
GEMS Global Innovation Showcase 2020 Sees 1,500 Student Innovators and Entrepren...
Mall of Oman Onboards a Host of Global Lifestyle, Fashion, and F&B Brands Ahead ...
A Game Changing, GCC First Initiative is Unveiled at Gulfood 2020: Oasis Water N...
“Planet Positive” is Tetra Pak's New Way of Doing Business
Tsitsipas Ready to Launch Another Bid for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Al Wahda Mall Announces UAE Pro League Mobile Roadshow Activations
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) to Host Open Day for Prospective Students
This Unbeatable Bundle Offer makes it the Best Time to Buy the King of 5G Smartp...
Bottled Water Industry Leaders Come Together to Form Gulf Bottled Water Associat...
KIZAD to Participate in GulFood 2020 to Showcase Competitive Advantage
Upfield Unveils New Plant-Based Products and Spreads Awareness of Nutritional Be...
Airlines and Posts Cooperate Globally for a Sustainable and Reliable Cross-borde...
Statement Stilettoes from Steve Madden
Ericsson Received Awards at the Stc Partner Day for Saudization and Internationa...