• 18 Year Old Mekonen Rus 2:04.32 in Dubai Marathon

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The 18 year-old Mekonnen Asefa, Tsegaye of Ethiopia produced surprised everyone when he won Dubai Marathon with a stunning time of  2h:04m:32s on Friday (24).

The Ethiopian youngster  in his marathon debut broke the unofficial World Junior Record by 1 minute and 35 seconds and recorded the second  fastest time ever seen in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.

Behind Tsegay in second and third place were another two Ethiopians who produced brilliant times:  Markos Geneti and Girmay Birhanu finishing in 2:05:13 and 2:05:49 respectively.

The women's race continued Ethiopian dominance in Dubai as Mula Seboka beat favourites Meselech Melkamu and Meseret Hailu to cross the finish line in 2:25:01. Melkamu took second place with 2:25:23 with Firehiwot Dado  in third with 2:25:53.

Both winners from the men's and women's races took home 200,000USD prize money.

Men's 1km Splits

Split Time Diff
01 km 00:02:54 00:02:54
02 km 00:05:55 00:03:02
03 km 00:08:52 00:02:58
04 km 00:11:49 00:02:58
05 km 00:14:46 00:02:58
06 km 00:17:43 00:02:58
07 km 00:20:40 00:02:58
08 km 00:23:32 00:02:53
09 km 00:26:20 00:02:49
10 km 00:29:04 00:02:45
11 km 00:32:04 00:03:00
12 km 00:35:02 00:02:58
13 km 00:37:57 00:02:56
14 km 00:40:53 00:02:56
15 km 00:43:46 00:02:53
16 km 00:46:43 00:02:58
17 km 00:49:41 00:02:58
18 km 00:52:39 00:02:58
19 km 00:55:36 00:02:58
20 km 00:58:27 00:02:52
21 km 01:01:26 00:02:59
22 km 01:04:23 00:02:58
23 km 01:07:25 00:03:02
24 km * 01:10:23 00:02:58
25 km 01:13:21 00:02:58
26 km 01:16:21 00:03:01
27 km 01:19:19 00:02:58
28 km 01:22:19 00:03:00
29 km 01:25:19 00:03:01
30 km 01:28:20 00:03:02
31 km 01:31:27 00:03:08
32 km 01:34:22 00:02:55
33 km 01:37:28 00:03:07
34 km 01:40:24 00:02:57
35 km 01:43:22 00:02:59
36 km 01:46:12 00:02:51
37 km 01:49:04 00:02:52
38 km 01:51:57 00:02:54
39 km 01:54:56 00:02:59
40 km 01:58:00 00:03:05
41 km 02:01:03 00:03:04
42 km 02:04:02 00:02:59
Finish 02:04:32 00:00:30

 

 

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