On a day that noticed a record-breaking variety of runners deal with the varied race codecs, Yeshaneh turned the quickest lady in historical past over 21.0975KM with a time of 64:31 whereas Kandie triumphed in 58:58.
Famend because the worlds quickest half marathon, the 14th version of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon attracted 5,200 skilled and novice runners throughout a wide range of classes that included full half marathon, a relay, 5 km and a 1 km enjoyable run. Providing a complete prize purse of AED 1,219,000, the Ras Al
Khaimah Half Marathon this yr lined a model new course, positioned towards the beautiful backdrop of the Arabian Gulf.
Yeshaneh claimed victory in a brand new womens world record time for the half marathon in a time of 64:31, smashing the earlier record by 20 seconds and outdoing her earlier private finest by over a minute. Yeshaneh continues to take pleasure in success within the United Arab Emirate having been victorious within the 2018
ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon. She was adopted by Brigid Kosgei in second place with a time of 64:49, beating her private finest by 39 seconds in addition to the previous world record.
Third place award went to Kenyas Rosemary Monicah, who secured a time of 65:34, a world record for a debut.
Within the mens race, Kandie beat his private finest by 34 seconds with a time of 58:58. Second place went to Alexander Mutiso of Kenya, with a time of 59:16, adopted 31 seconds later by Ethiopias Mule Wasihun with a time of 59:47.
Yeshaneh commented: Im very pleased with the outcome. After I awakened this morning I didn’t anticipate to interrupt the world record. I supposed to run quick and beat my private finest. It was a really aggressive race as I used to be up towards Brigid who’s the marathon record holder, so my plan was to maintain tempo together with her and it labored.
Kandie stated: I skilled very laborious forward of this race and so I’m not a shocked by my time. I knew that I might get a time beneath 59 minutes however the victory is nice. Whereas I started to really feel the impact of the nice and cozy climate at 16KM, I used to be nonetheless capable of run a sub-14 minute closing break up."
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Growth Authority, commented: We’re so proud to have hosted this record-breaking race. Weve seen some unbelievable performances from the elite runners and likewise welcomed over 5,000 contributors of all types of skills as they’ve loved the occasion and its lovely location. We’ve attracted many world-class occasions and resort companions, which have mixed to make Ras Al Khaimah a superb vacation spot. During the last 14 years, the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon has achieved an enviable standing within the area and we sit up for rising additional as we proceed to draw to extra guests and vacationers to the Emirate.
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