Haile Three Peats Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in 2:06:09 by Larry Eder



Haile Gebrselassie wins Dubai Marathon for the third time!, photo by PhotoRun.net.

Haile Gebrselassie, the world record holder in the marathon, Olympic gold medalist at 10,000 meters, World Champion gold, silver and bronze medalist at 10,000 meters, breaker of twenty-four world records, has won another one! The little Emperor won the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon for the third time in 2:06:09.

His splits were: hit 5k in 14:54, 10k in 29:42, 15k in 44.41, 20k in 59:38, 1/2 m in 1:02:51, then, Haile hit 25k in 1:14.20, 30k in 1:29:11, 35k in 1;44.17, 40k at 1:59.42, at 41k in 2:02:43....and finally, hitting 42k in 2:05:19, he held on for a very nice 2:06:09.

The problem is Haile. He spoils us. He makes a 2:06 marathon look like child's play, even in the high humidity of Dubai! More details to come!

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