Kenyan born Titus Ekiru, is currently ranked as the world’s fifth best in the men’s marathon history.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Race organiser, Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), and race title sponsor, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), on Wednesday announced the addition of another top athlete to the elite category to join the exceptional line-up of world-class athletes in the third edition of the Abu Dhabi Marathon.
With a personal best time of 2.02.57, Kenyan born Titus Ekiru, is currently ranked as the world’s 5th best in the men’s marathon history.
His career highlights include 1st place in the 2021 Milano Marathon, 2019 Honolulu Marathon, 2018 Mexico City Marathon, and 2017 Seville Marathon.
The upcoming Bronze Label race will see eight additional elite athletes vying for the top spot at the 2021 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon. The stellar line-up of runners includes some of the world’s top-ranking athletes like Reuben Kiprop Kipyego, Abel Kirui, Barnabas Kiptum, Philemon Rono, Eunice Chumba, Betelhem Moges, Vivian Kiplagat and Alemu Megertu.
Leading up to the race, from November 22-25, a vibrant race village will be hosted at the Adnoc headquarters, welcoming participants and supporters with photo opportunities, family entertainment and a dedicated race pack collection area.
Open to 6- to 70-year-olds and runners of all fitness levels, the family-friendly event aims to promote healthy lifestyles and elevate the physical wellbeing of the Abu Dhabi community.
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