Barmasai wins Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2011


Dubai (UAE): Despite a mid-race burst by pre-race favourite Eliud Kiptanui, it was Kenyan David Baramasai who stunned a red-hot field to win the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2011 (Friday).

The 23 year-old made it three straight wins at the classic distance crossing the line in 2h:07m:18s to land a cheque for $250,000 – the biggest in distance running – by just under a minute from runner-up and fellow Kenyan Evans Cheruiyot (2:08:17). Third home for the second year running in 2:08:54 was Ethiopian Eshetu Wendimu with Kiptanui pulling out in the latter stages.

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Eliud Kiptanui, favourite for the 2011 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon


Dubai (UAE): He may be the race favourite but Kenyan youngster Eliud Kiptanui says he is under no pressure as he chases the biggest prize in distance running at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (Friday).

Still only 21, Kiptanui is already the 17th fastest man in marathon history despite having just two European marathons under his belt. And with the best personal best in the field (2h:05:39s) he is the man under the spotlight in the $1 million race.

“I don’t feel under any pressure – my main worry is the humidity,” said one of distance running’s brightest new talents, while taking a break from training for the main event. “I can’t predict anything for the race until I see the weather on the day as a humid race could stop me from finishing.

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News from Dubai: Dubai Holding Supports Dubai Marathon For Fourth Consecutive Year

Press Release:

Conglomerate to field largest corporate team

Dubai-UAE: January 19, 2011 – Dubai Holding, one of the region’s largest conglomerates, is extending its support for the 2011 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, to be held today (Friday, January 21) by sponsoring prizes for the fastest UAE Nationals in the men’s and women’s races and the wheelchair category.

With more than 1,200 staff members taking part Dubai Holding will, once again, field the largest corporate team across the event’s three races. It is the fourth year in a row that Dubai Holding has been a support sponsor of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.

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Diario pubblico dell’allenamento per la maratona di Dubai 2012 – sessione 8

Obiettivo: maratona di Dubai 2012

Sessione Numero: 8

Data: 2011.01.19

Location: Milano – zona Navigli

Tipo di allenamento: ripetute veloci

Considerazioni sulla corsa: così come riporta Stefano Baldini nel suo libro Maratona per tutti e così come tante volte detto dal mio Khruu yai (maestro di Muay Thai) Giulio Gessari, quando si corre / si combatte, il corpo dovrebbe essere come sospeso attraverso un filo immaginario, che lascia gambe e braccia liberi di muoversi. Questo è quello che fa per me la differenza tra chi fa footing o basic running, e chi davvero inizia a correre. Il corpo è come sospeso nell’aria, spinto dalle gambe, che effettuano un movimento circolare (più simile al ciclismo che alla cognizione che mediamente si ha della corsa) ed aiutato dalle braccia, che fanno un movimento circolare più piccolo, aiutando a spingere il corpo in avanti. Lo sguardo è in avanti, mai per terra. I piedi toccano il suolo per il minor tempo possibile.

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World class field gathers for 2011 standard chartered dubai marathon


Dubai (UAE): A world-class field of elite men and women will compete for the richest first prize in distance running when the 2011 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon gets underway on Friday (January 21).

After three consecutive victories by Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie, the world’s richest marathon is open to a posse of young pretenders to his crown with race favourite Eliud Kiptanui heading a talented field that features 16 men who have all broken 2h:10m for the classic 42km distance.

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Entries close as standard chartered dubai marathon looks set for record-breaking turnout


Dubai (UAE): Entries for the 2011 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon – scheduled to get underway at 7.00am on Friday (Jan 21) – have now closed with event organisers predicting a record turn out in all three racing categories.

Since the event was first staged with just over 1,800 runners in 2000, Dubai’s appetite for distance running and an interest in health and fitness has grown to such an extent that more than 14,000 runners are expected to descend on Dubai Media City for the big day.

In all, more than 50,000 runners of all ages, abilities and nationalities have competed in either the marathon, the 10km and the 3km Fun Run over the years with this week’s record turn out set to increase that figure by more than 25%.

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