Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 21 September 2019

Adnoc to sponsor second Abu Dhabi marathon

Last year's inaugural event proved a big hit with athletes

Details of the second Adnoc Abu Dhabi marathon wereu nveiled by Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, executive office director at Adnoc, left, and Aref Hamad Al Awani, general secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Victor Besa / The National 
Details of the second Adnoc Abu Dhabi marathon wereu nveiled by Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, executive office director at Adnoc, left, and Aref Hamad Al Awani, general secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council. Victor Besa / The National 

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned oil company has announced it will sponsor the capital’s marathon for a second time.

The inaugural event staged last year proved a huge success with thousands of athletes from around the world taking part.

This year, organisers promised the race would be “even bigger and better than [the] last.”

East African runners dominated the podium in 2018, with Kenya's Marius Kipserem, 30, taking the men's title with a time of two hours, four minutes and four seconds.

This year’s race will take place on December 6 and anyone hoping to take part can register online now.

Updated: May 20, 2019 02:20 PM

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