Brigid Kosgei heads stellar lineup at Ras Al Khaimah half marathon


A lineup of world-class elite runners is once again heading our way for the Ras Al Khaimah half-marathon.

World record-holder Brigid Kosgei heads the women’s field. She will need to see off stiff competition from a stellar field on Marjan Island, including the winner of the recent Comrades Marathon, South African Gerda Steyn.

Kosgei's Kenyan compatriot Benard Kimeli will be the star attraction in the men’s race. In total, 10 of the elite athletes in the men's event hold personal best times under 59:30, promising the mouth-watering prospect of more records falling. 

The 14th edition of what’s officially the world’s fastest half marathon will be held on Friday, February 21.

A variety of race categories are open for registration to cater to all fitness levels: the 21.1 km half marathon, Relay Team of four, 5 km and a family-friendly 1 km Fun Run.

Additionally, a two-person relay race format will be rolled out for the first time this year, allowing teams of two to compete in a timed format.

Half Marathon runners will be competing for a prize purse of over AED 1.2 million. 

Registration for the event will remain open until February 15.


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