Birhanu Legese (1:00:40) barely beat out Stanley Biwott (1:00:40) to win the 10th annual RAK Half Marathon in Ras Al Khaimahof the United Arab Emirates.
Almost 3,000 runners completed the course.
Nguse Amlosom and Abraham Cheroben tied for third with a time of 1:00:41, just edging Edwin Kipyego (1:00:45) and Simon Cheprot (1:00:46).
For the women, it was Cynthia Limo (1:06:04) legging out a similarly close one at the top with Gladys Cherono (1:06:07).
Limo finished third a year ago.
Both set personal bests in this year race and moved up the world’s all-time list to third and fourth, respectively.
Genet Yalew took third with a time of 1:06:26.
— The National (@TheNationalUAE) February 12, 2016
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