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Fri 12 Feb, 2016

Legese and Limo shine on day of celebration for world's fastest half marathon

Birhanu Legese and Cynthia Limo proved they are the best half marathon runners in the world on current form with two very different but equally enthralling victories at the 10th anniversary edition of the RAK half marathon this morning. For the 22 year old Ethiopian Legese it was a repeat of his sprint finish tactics in Berlin and Delhi last year which once again saw him take a 3rd major victory over...

Mon 25 Jan, 2016

RAK CELEBRATES ANOTHER ALL-STAR CAST

The Hollywood blockbuster film franchise "Fast and Furious," will be up to its 8th installment later this year, but 2016 sees it's road running equivalent already celebrating a 10th edition on Friday February 12th. Since its premiere in 2007, the RAK half marathon has attracted the very best distance runners in the world. The illustrious list of winners reads like a who's who of global...

Fri 13 Feb, 2015

KEITANY SPARKLES WHILE MEN DITHER

KEITANY SPARKLES WHILE MEN DITHER Ultimately it was a day of near misses at the 9th edition of the RAK Half Marathon on friday, for despite the usual cool, calm weather at the 7am start, not to mention the enhanced course routing to reduce the number of corners, the men’s field chose to watch each other and ran strategically, while the women set off perhaps too fast and paid the price. In terms...

Thu 12 Feb, 2015

KEITANY & KIPCHOGE READY TO ROLL AT RAK 2015

The question, in the last days before this year’s RAK Half Marathon, after eight years of consistent record-breaking and astonishingly fast elite racing, should perhaps not be “Will it be a good day?”, but “How great a day will it be?”. Last year, eight men broke the one hour mark while nine women went under seventy minutes. And for this year’s race on Friday 13th...

Sun 08 Feb, 2015

9th RAK Half Marathon Faster Than Ever?

9TH RAK HALF MARATHON FASTER THAN EVER? The question, in the last days before this year's RAK Half Marathon, after eight years of consistent record-breaking and astonishingly fast elite racing, should perhaps not be “Will it be a good day?”, but “How great a day will it be?”. Last year, eight men broke the one hour mark while nine women went under seventy minutes. And for this...