(from K. Ken Nakamura)
RAK Half Marathon Stats
Degitu Azimeraw Asires recorded the fastest debut marathon time, 1:06:47, in history
59:00 for Yimer is the fastest debut half marathon in history;
previously 59;12 by James Mwangi Wangai was the fastest debut
In the women's race, Best-Marks-For-Place for 2nd to 11th were set (but not 12th)
Top 10 performance average of RAK half marathon for women is 1:05:29
Top 10 Performance average of RAK half marathon is 58:57, first time the average dip below 59 minutes
Both of these average were already best in the world, and now extended their lead over 2nd place.
Top five performance average for Mary Keitany is 1:05:32
58:42 by Karoki is a new course record at RAK
Bedan Karoki's 58:42 is the fastest half marathon in month of February
and the fastest half marathon by 27 years old.
It is also the UAE all-comers record
1:04:52 by Fancy Chemutai is a new course record at RAK
It is also the fastest half marathon in February
and the UAE all-comers record
1:04:55 by Mary Keitany is the fastest half marathon by 36 years old.
In fact, it is the fastest half marathon by anyone over 23 years old.
1:05:37 by Joan CHelimo Melly is the fastest half marathon by 29 years old.