World Leading Times Run At Ras Al-Khaimah Half Marathon

Daniel Mateiko (in the Alphafly 3 "Volt") And Tsigie Gebreselama Emerge (On Running) Victorious At RAK Half in the UAE

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Today in the UAE, Daniel Mateiko of Kenya and Tsigie Gebreselama of Ethiopia seized victory at the prestigious Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon; a race that holds the reputation of being the fastest half marathon in the world.

The 17th edition of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon witnessed thousands of runners converging on Al Marjan Island, ready to test their mettle on the fast and flat roads that awaited them. 

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Despite the unusual weather conditions, including fog and limited visibility, the elite athletes were undeterred, setting the stage for an exhilarating race.

From the outset, Mateiko asserted his dominance, leading the pack with confidence and determination. He maintained a relentless pace throughout, which kept his competitors on edge. 

Throughout the grueling race, Mateiko faced stiff competition from fellow Kenyan John Korir, who stayed hot on his heels, refusing to yield an inch.

Meanwhile, Gebreselama adopted a calculated approach, strategically positioning herself within the pack as the race unfolded. 

With precision timing, she made her move in the latter stages, unleashing a burst of speed that left her rivals trailing in her wake. Her unmatched surge to the finish line secured her the victory.

Despite facing challenges along the way, including the adverse weather conditions and the depth of their competitors, Mateiko and Gebreselama prevailed.

In the end, it was Mateiko who crossed the finish line first, his world-leading time of 58:45, solidifying his status as a force in the world of distance running.

Gebreselama’s performance was equally impressive, as she shattered her personal best with a time of 1:05:14, showcasing her potential as a future star in the world of road running.

You can find the leading results for the men’s and women’s races below.

Women’s Half Marathon

  1. Tsigie Gebreselama (ETH) 1:05:14
  2. Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) 1:05:44
  3. Jackline Sakilu (TAN) 1:06:05
  4. Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi (KEN) 1:06:31
  5. Evaline Chirchir (KEN) 1:06:36

Men’s Half Marathon

  1. Daniel Mateiko (KEN) 58:45
  2. John Korir (KEN) 58:50
  3. Isaia Lasoi (KEN) 58:55
  4. Gerba Dibaba (ETH) 59:38
  5. Benard Koech (KEN) 59:42
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Jessy has been active her whole life, competing in cross-country, track running, and soccer throughout her undergrad. She pivoted to road cycling after completing her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition from Acadia University. Jessy is currently a professional road cyclist living and training in Spain.

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