Flashback to the last race in 2018
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.