Press Room

Fri 09 Feb, 2018

A DAY OF RECORDS & GREAT RACING AT RAK 2018

Two course records, a world record and a very near miss were a very solid return on a day of more superb running and riveting racing at the 12th edition of the RAK Half Marathon today. Record-size mass fields and enormous depth to the elite groups, meant a special day was more or less guaranteed, but how often do things not go the way one would wish?The sea-mist that blanketed the emirate’s...

Thu 08 Feb, 2018

UNIQUE CLASH OF THE WORLD RECORD HOLDERS AT RAK 2018

The 12th RAK Half Marathon, staged early every February when the Arabian Peninsula climate is as lacking in ferocity as is ever possible, arrives this coming Friday morning, but with elite line-ups as hot as anything served up in the previous 11 editions.It’s hard to choose between the men’s and women’s contests as to which presents the most keenly anticipated clashes. Some might...

Mon 29 Jan, 2018

RAK HALF WOMEN'S FIELD GREATEST EVER

Staying true to its reputation, the 12th edition of the RAK Half Marathon on Friday 9th February, will serve up a mouth-watering clash of established female superstar performers over the flat northern UAE circuit which has proven consistently through the last decade, the quickest half marathon course in the world. Headlining arguably the strongest field in history, will be world record holder Joyciline...

Mon 22 Jan, 2018

RAK HALF MEN'S FIELD OOZES GREATEST DEPTH EVER

With the 12th edition of the super-fast RAK Half Marathon due to take place in the UAE on Friday 9th February, the confirmed men’s and *women’s elite fields clearly trump even the star-studded line-ups of one year ago. Reigning men’s champion Bedan Karoki is back to defend his title, but with fifteen men able to boast sub-60 minute bests – two more than last year - his task to...

Sat 11 Feb, 2017

RAK HALF DELIVERS YET AGAIN

In the preceding decade of great half marathon racing, the RAK Half Marathon, one hour north of Dubai, has built a reputation for delivering absorbing head-to-head racing and usually, lightening quick times. The 11th edition was no exception, at least, not in the sense that there was any danger of it falling below standard. Because what actually happened was that both men’s and women’s...