Ethiopian runners, both in men’s and women’s races have clinched top spot. Olika Adugna Bikila clocked in at 2:06: 15 to win the men’s title while Worknesh Degefa clocked in at 2:19:37 defending her title at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2020.
Olika Adugna is the fifth man in the last nine years to win in Dubai in his debut. At half way, 24 men were in the lead pack. Nineteen of those men were Ethiopian. Over ten Ethiopian athletes achieved a 2:06 in yesterday’s race.