World’s Richest Marathon to Take Place in Dubai This Month
The Standard Chartered Bank Dubai Marathon is set to take place on January 20, 2017. The annual marathon is celebrating its 17th year with over 30,000 runners expected to compete. Since 2008, the Dubai Marathon has been the world’s richest long distance running event. The prize for first place in the marathon is $250,000 USD.
The start and finish line for the race is located opposite of the Madinat Jumeirah on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street. The marathon’s length is 42.195km/26.21 mi. Spectators are welcome to watch the race which begins at 6:30 a.m.
The Dubai Marathon is under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Prime Minister & Vice President of Dubai and the Ruler of Dubai. The marathon is sponsored and supports by the Dubai Sports Council, Adidas, Dubai Eye, 103.8 FM, Sport 360, Masafi, Dubai Holding, Dubai Police and the RTA.