Elite runners to take part in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon

2018 winner Marius Kipserem returns

Elite runners to take part in the second ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon
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More than 16,000 people have signed up for the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2019, which takes place on Friday December 6.

Among them will be some of the world's most talented long distance athletes, as elite runners Dickson Chumba, Vivian Kiplagat and Eunice Chumba will take part, alongside the 2018 winner Marius Kipsem.

HE Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council said: “ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon proved in its inaugural race last year to be the ideal competition field for top runners from all around the world. This year, we have invited even more record holders to the capital to participate in our world-class marathon.”

Last year's winner Kipserem, of Kenya, will face a stern test from his countryman Chumba who won last year's Tokyo Marathon.

In the female category, 2018's runner up Chumba will have Kenyan Kiplagat to beat, who won the Milano Marathon last spring with a new personal best.

As well as the race, which starts next to the ADNOC building on the Corniche, there's an event village where families can take part in fun and activities from 3pm until 9pm today (Thursday December 5) and from 5am to 1pm on race day.

You can go and watch the race live of course, but it will also be shown on Abu Dhabi Sports Channel 1 and 2.

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