2020 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

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Worknesh Degefa produced the top performance of the day when she won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon for a second time after her debut win in 2017. The Ethiopian clocked a fast time of 2:19:38 which is also a world lead. While she was well ahead the men’s race had a spectacularly close finish once again. Debutant Olika Adugna of Ethiopia was the surprise winner with a world lead of 2:06:15 while the first four runners were only separated by three seconds. But that was not all: For the first time in marathon history eleven runners clocked times of sub 2:07. The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon broke its own record. Back in 2012 ten runners had produced such times here. Both winners are rewarded with 100,000 Dollar.