Dubai Desert Road Run 2017: Results and Highlights
The 2017 Dubai Desert Road Run was an exciting event that saw runners from around the world coming together to compete. The competition was held in the beautiful desert of the UAE, and the results and highlights are distinguished. In this article, we will discuss the race overview, the competitors, and the results and highlights of the race.
The Dubai Desert Road Run is an annual race that takes place on the desert roads of the UAE. The course offers competitors a unique, scenic experience as they make their way through the desert terrain. Competitors were divided into two categories: male and female, with the winner being determined by total distance and time.
This year’s competitors were some of the best runners in the world, many of whom traveled from far and wide to participate. The competition was fierce but ultimately it was an American runner, Kaci Lickteig, who won the competition with a total time of 4 hours, 16 minutes, and 35 seconds. As a result of Kaci’s performance, the USA remains the overall winner in this competition.
The results of the marathon event in the Dubai Desert Road Run 2017 were highly impressive. Taking place on the 4th of December, with competitors ranging from amateur runners to professional athletes, the challenge of the marathon was accepted with enthusiasm. Coming out in first place was Louisa Roebuck, with a time of 2 hours 15 minutes and 23 seconds. Close to 3 hours behind was second place runner, Tom Rothankson, with a time of 5 hours 02 minutes and 11 seconds. Some other notable runners in the top ten places included Harriet Finnegan, coming in third with a time of 2 hours 59 minutes and 19 seconds, and Sammy Blythe, coming in sixth with a time of 3 hours 10 minutes and 47 seconds.
As for the results of the half-marathon event, it was the men’s category that stood out. Taking the first place position was Jim Eason, with a time of 1 hour 9 minutes and 18 seconds. Trailing closely behind were two other runners, Ling Smith and Anada Jones, with times of 1 hour 9 minutes and 22 seconds and 1 hour 10 minutes and 3 seconds respectively. To round up the top three was Selly Amari with a time of 1 hour 10 minutes and 6 seconds. As for the women’s category, the top three placements were experienced by Corna Thompson, Jaye Huggles and Cindy Mayberry, with times of 1 hour 10 minutes and 33 seconds, 1 hour 14 minutes and 14 seconds, and 1 hour 14 minutes and 58 seconds respectively.
The 10K event had more participants than both the marathon and the half-marathon event, is that the distance was less of a challenge. Despite this, the results were still highly impressive. For the men’s placings, the top three positions were taken by Albert Buckley, Carl Pritchard, and Austin Downer, with times of 32 minutes and 9 seconds, 32 minutes and 28 seconds, and 32 minutes and 32 seconds respectively. And coming in third place in the women’s category, with a time of 36 minutes and 13 seconds, was Sybil Alaine. To round up the top three positions was Mona Timms in first place, with a time 33 minutes and 55 seconds, and Amber Jones in second place, with a time of 36 minutes and 12 seconds.
Highlights of the Dubai Desert Road Run 2017
The 6th Annual Dubai Desert Road Run brought together more than 5000 runners from all over the world. It was an exciting event with terrific results and even more impressive performances. Here’s a roundup of the most notable highlights from the run.
The fastest times were completed by Christopher Stevens, who managed to complete the 6km course in a remarkable time of 19 minutes and 12 seconds. For the 10km course, it was Emanuella Johnson who came through in first place, clocking an impressive time of 34 minutes and 9 seconds.
In terms of top performers, it was David Suarez who earned the fastest performance award in the 6km run, with a time of 21 minutes and 15 seconds, while Dionne Jackson earned the fastest performance in the 10km run, with a time of 36 minutes and 53 seconds.
The Team Results award went to team ‘The Desert Runners’ for the 6 km, and to team ‘Al Wasl’ for the 10km. Both teams put in remarkable efforts and smashed previous records set in the past few years.
For those who weren’t familiar with the run, it also featured a Half Marathon, an 8 km course and a 5km Fun Run. Every participant was awarded a medal at the finish line, and a few lucky participants were also given special prizes from the organisers.