After being put on pause for more than three years dto ue the COVID-19 pandemic, Dubai Marathon is back and you can watch a live streaming broadcast of the race this weekend. The 2023 Dubai Marathon edition will take place on Sunday, February 12, at 5:50 am local time, but for the fans in the United States, the live coverage will begin at 8:50 pm Eastern Standard time (ET).
The organizers have put together a solid field for the return of the “largest running event in the Middle East” and you will want to tune in at around 8:45 pm ET to catch the live build up before the start of the race.
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The elites and the masses face a challenging 42.195km route that will take them from Expo City Dubai to some of the city’s most modern highways, past Dubai Investments Park and Jumeirah Golf Estates, before returning to finish in front of the iconic Al Wasl Dome.
Tsegaye Mekonnen, the 2014 Dubai Marathon champion, enters this race with fastest personal best of 2:04:32. On Sunday, he will face a number of talented and experienced compatriots including 2022 Rome and Linz Marathon winner Fikre Bekele, former Rotterdam Marathon champion Abera Kuma and Gebretsadik Abraha, a winner in Marrakech, Prague, Guangzhou and, most recently, in Ljubljana.
Still just 24, Fikre Bekele – known as Fikre Tefera until a few years ago – has competed in just six international marathons during his career, winning five and finishing fourth in the other.
While his first two wins came in 2018 in Vadodara and Bilbao, the following year he was the surprise winner of the Frankfurt Marathon where he outkicked his rivals with 300m to go.
The Women’s competition for the 2023 Dubai Marathon will feature the likes of Ruti Aga and compatriots Gutemi Shone and Gelete Burka who are all targeting the individual crown on Sunday.