Over 20,000 runners are expected to participate in the Dubai Marathon to be held on January 16, 2009.
Owing to heavy demand for registration, the organisers have extended the deadline for registration to December 31. The participation in the Dubai marathon will break all previous records. Already 1,500 runners from different parts of the world have registered for the marathon. This is double the number than in previous years. The event co-ordinators said speaking to newspapers.
New world record to be set on January 16. Led by Haile Gebrselassie, some of the best runners around the world will be flying into Dubai.
The man who breaks the world record of 2h:3m:59sec can return home richer by $2 million (Dh7.35 million). It is likely that Gebrselassie, who has been training hard for the event, may himself rewrite his world record mark this time.
The registrations are open to all till 31st December and one can register online at https://www.dubaimarathon.org/howToRegister.html
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Marathon will start at 9:00 AM near Dubai Media city Registation is open till 31st December
Run Numbers must be collected at the ‘Westin Hotel Dubai Mina Seyahi‘ on the following dates:
– 9:00am – 9:00pm
Thursday 15th – 9:00am – 9:00pm
The ‘Championchip‘ Electronic Timing System
Unique, simple and professional, the ‘Championchip‘ system is used in running events all around the world. With proven superior performance, it provides net and split times for every individual participant, quickly and acurately.
The ChampionChip System operates with send and receive antennas cast in thin tartan mats. The mats are placed at the Start and Finish points to register net times, they can also be placed at different points on the course to register split times. Each time an athlete wearing a ChampionChip crosses over the mat, the chip sends out an ID-number which is read by the antennas in the mat and sent to the controller. The controller sends the ID-number and corresponding time to the timing computer for processing.
Extensive parking facilities are available at Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and the Knowledge Village area.