As if it wasn’t hot enough, Dubai will see thousands of fit and lively people run themselves into oblivion at its annual marathon early next year, which is fast becoming a highlight on the world distance running calendar.
Of course, the January 16th timing of the race means the conditions are about as comfortable as they could be and the many professional and amateur runners who are set to take part will be hoping to use this to their advantage.
The course will send competitors clockwise around the city, taking in such famous sights as the World Trade Centre.
Big news for the forthcoming event is that world marathon record holder and reigning event champion Haile Gebrselassie will be competing again in 2009.
Gebrselassie recently became the first man to run under two hours four minutes at the Berling Marathon and will no doubt draw a huge crowd of visitors on Dubai tours, interested to see if he can better his remarkable achievement.
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