On Friday, we witnessed the world’s richest marathon with a prize money of $1 Million. Some 30 athletes from all over the world joined the 45 km run starting and finishing at Burj Khalifa. Ayele Abshero of Ethiopia won the Dubai Marathon with the fourth-fastest time ever in his first marathon. The 21-year-old Abshero also set the course record in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 23 seconds. He shaved 30 seconds off the course record set by Haile Gebrselassie, (the world’s fastest man) in 2008.
We were about to go for car wash at Trade Center roundabout when we saw part of the road blocked. Hubby decided we park the car and watch. Our timing was perfect as the runners passed by in a short while. The timer ahead of them says they had already ran for 2 hours.
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