Flashback to the last race in 2018

Athletics Weekly - - Promotion -

THE 12th edi­tion of the event in Fe­bru­ary last year saw a world record and two course records as the Ras Al Khaimah Half once again showed how speedy its course is.

A pleas­ant sea mist en­veloped the run­ners for the early-morn­ing start with barely any wind and tem­per­a­tures in the low teens.

Fancy Che­mu­tai took the women’s vic­tory in a 64:52 – miss­ing the world record by one se­cond – as she out-kicked Mary Kei­tany, while world record­holder Joy­ci­line Jep­kos­gei fin­ished fifth. The race saw a world record, too, as Caro­line Kip­kirui went through 10 miles in 49:29 be­fore fad­ing to third at the fin­ish.

Bedan Karoki, mean­while, won the men’s race in 58:42 as the top seven all broke the one-hour bar­rier.

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