Watch the action from the 13th edition of the race
A total of 13 sub-60:00 men and nine women to have broken 70 minutes will race Friday’s Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon.
The 13th edition of the race will be staged partially on the new man-made Al Marjan Island complex and organisers describe it as “possibly an even faster circuit than in previous years”, which is saying something when you consider that the course records are 58:42 and 64:52 run by Kenya’s Bedan Karoki and Fancy Chemutai respectively at last year’s event.
Find the full elite fields listed here, while an interview with Switzerland’s Julien Wanders and a preview to the men’s race is here, and an interview with Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir and a preview to the women’s race is here.
Organisers will stream the event live via their YouTube channel and you can watch the action below.
The women’s race begins at 6:45am local time (2:45am UK) and the men’s race starts at 7am (3am UK).