Friday, January 16, 2009

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon

One of the remote broadcasts that Kenny had to do for the Coast was the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.

It was the richest footrace in the world with a $1 Million Prize for anyone that could set a new world record during the race. The prize money for first place was already $250,000 but a cool million on top would be a great reason to lace up the sneakers!

Haile Gebrselassie, the current world record holder was there and so was every Ethiopian in the city of Dubai! It was amazing to see the way they chanted, cheered and sang their way through the day.

He ran an amazing race but came up just short of his world record time. This year he will get a shot at a $2 million prize for breaking his record!

We enjoyed the entire day. From early morning very cold (for Dubai) temperatures, to the drums, to the climbing wall, to the balloons, to the racers, to the carnival type atmosphere. Even the cup o soup was fun!

The marathon was not only an amazing chance to see some of the best runners in the world but to really enjoy the day as well.

Here is our recap of the day...

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