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Kipchumba and Kosgei to lead a stellar line-up at RAK half marathon

Reigning Valencia Half marathon champion Abel Kipchumba and world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei will be battling out for the 2022 Ras Al Khaimah half (RAK) marathon set for 19th February.

Kipchumba will be expected to deliver an exciting competition and add to a series of world-class records including first place at the 2021 Valencia Half Marathon and second place in the 2020 Napoli City Half Marathon.

Kipchumba and Jacob Kiplimo will attack the race course record of 58:42 set by two Kenyans Bedan Karoki in 2018 and Stephen Kiprop in 2019.

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, stated, “The unveiling of the race routes, technical sponsor and elite athletes of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon marks an important milestone. The marathon has proven to be a huge success in previous years, and with only a few weeks till the upcoming race, we are excited to welcome back an incredible line-up of athletes and sports enthusiasts to our wonderful Emirate.”

The event will take place with robust safety precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of participants and spectators. Participants will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Kosgei will be targeting to better her half marathon personal best time of 1:04.49 that she got at the 2020 edition which was two seconds better than the previous world record.

The Kenyan will not have an easy ride as she will battle the 2020 world record in the half marathon, Ababel Yeshaneh who clocked 1:04.31 which was a world record at that time. The Ethiopian is also the 2014 African Cross Country silver medallist Champion.

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, stated, “The unveiling of the race routes, technical sponsor and elite athletes of the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon marks an important milestone for this 15th edition. The marathon has proven to be a huge success in previous years, and with only a few weeks till the upcoming race, we are excited to welcome back an incredible line-up of athletes and sports enthusiasts to our wonderful Emirate.”

The event will take place with robust safety precautions to safeguard the health and wellbeing of participants and spectators. Participants will have to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

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