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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Elite runners and amateurs hit the streets for Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon - in pictures

Kenya's Marius Kipserem won the men's marathon title, with Ababel Yashaneh of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race

The inaugural Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon took place on Friday morning as professional runners and amateurs alike took to the streets of the UAE capital.

Kenya's Marius Kipserem won the men's marathon title, with Ababel Yashaneh of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race.

In the 10km race, Kipserem's compatriot Richard Kimunyan claimed the title by 18 seconds over runner-up Maxwell Rotich. In the women's 10km, Ethiopian Abeba Ejigu stormed to the title, winning by more than a minute over second-placed Emily Kipchumba of Kenya.

Photographer Leslie Pableo was in attendance for The National to capture all the action. Browse through some of Leslie's best photos from the Abu Dhabi Marathon in the gallery above.

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Updated: December 7, 2018 09:51 AM

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