2019 STANDARD CHARTERED DUBAI MARATHON SET FOR GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING


Mosinet Geremew winning a past edition of the Dubai Marathon
Fans across the world will have no excuse to miss watching the Dubai Marathon race this weekend after the organizers have just announced that there will be a free live streaming video of the event across the world. This is great news indeed!!



Below is the press release.

2019 STANDARD CHARTERED DUBAI MARATHON SET FOR GLOBAL LIVE STREAMING
Dubai (UAE):

Guye Adola aiming to get back on track at Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon


Guye Adola is well remembered for his boldness to take on Eliud Kipchoge at the 2017 Berlin Marathon. Well, this amazing runner will be back in action when the richest marathon takes place on the streets of Dubai this Friday. Here is another press release from the organizers.



Lemi Berhanu and Worknesh Degefa back to win titles again at the 2019 Dubai Marathon

Lemi Berhanu winning the 2015 edition of the Dubai Marathon

Below is a press release from the organizers of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORMER CHAMPIONS BACK FOR 2019 STANDARD CHARTERED DUBAI MARATHON
 Dubai (UAE): Former champions Lemi Berhanu and Worknesh Degefa will be among the powerful elite line-up when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon celebrates its 20th edition on the streets of the UAE on January 25.




Athletics Kenya Press release regarding the state of road races in the country




This is a press release from Athletics governing body of Kenya on 3rd January 2019,  touching on the road races across the country:
PRESS RELEASE
As you are all aware Athletics Kenya is the only body in the country charged with the organization of all athletics activities locally and therefore, no any other body has the mandate to execute the same.
However, we have noted with concern the mushrooming of illegal road races across the country and the trend is really worrying. We are aware a few individuals have turned to road races around the country into a cash cow at the expense of the athletes.
From now hence forth, AK will take charge of all road races with the help of our affiliates to ensure organisers do not take advantage of the runners.

Will Asbel Kiprop get banned, or not?

Asbel Kiprop training in Iten
Asbel Kiprop’s samples were allegedly collected in November 2017. One year and two months later, he has not been able to participate in any competitions and is yet to know whether he is going to be banned or not. I have no idea why it is taking such a long time for him to be either banned or set free, but I know this.

When I started my anti-doping awareness campaigns some time back in 2013, I remember Asbel Kiprop was among the first people to support me. He did purchase a number of T-shirts with a slogan urging athletes to run clean that I helped distribute to a number of athletes. I know of some of the athletes who saw the need to shun doping completely out of my small efforts.