The Dubai Marathon

Post by Mark

This past weekend I traveled to Dubai to take part in the Dubai Marathon that was held there early Friday morning. Me and my running partner took part in the 10KM run and it was so much fun. I hadn’t taken part in a marathon before and the furthest I had ever run previously was around 6 or 7KM so it was such a rush to actually finish the race. Not only that but I had set a personal target of completing the 10KM run in under an hour and I managed to do it in 00:57:31 and with just 3 hours of sleep that night.

There were close to 20,000 people competing in the marathon and it was really like nothing else I had done before. The run started near Dubai Mall and when we got there around 6:30AM it was super packed everywhere with loud music playing. Even though it was pretty cold and foggy I don’t think anyone cared.

If you’ve never taken part in a marathon before you need to add it to your bucket list. The experience of running with thousands of people is like nothing else. Here is the link to the Dubai Marathon website [Link]


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17 comments, add your own...


  1. Tuan says:

    No wonder there were no posts from you for the past 3 days…

  2. Acerboy says:

    Did you get that medal?

  3. David says:

    Why do they call it a marathon? It’s a 10km run.

  4. Rafeek says:

    Dude 10 kilometers in one hour is a great pace in my opinion. Congrats.

  5. Matt says:

    There have been similar events in Kuwait. How does this compare?

  6. Kuwait says:

    Mabrook :)

    Can we now please have some updates on infoconnect this year? My KEMS GPON is due for renewal soon…

  7. Mathai says:

    Nice pace Mark. The best I can manage is 39 minutes for 5K :(

  8. OMG says:

    So u spent this much money to just run 10km in dubai frm kuwait …thats insane

  9. Espresso says:

    I did 42km . So much fun!!

  10. Suleiman says:

    I ran a half marathon in less than 100 min once and was still beaten by a banana and a bunny girl.

    Nice work Mark, you may as well turn your run in to a holiday as well. I know someone who does ultras and he runs in some very interesting places.


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