Friday, January 22, 2010

StanChart Dubai Marathon 2010

My first time participating, and it was not too bad, actually. My company sponsors employees who register, so I signed up and headed out to the venue at Media City today at 06:00. It was well organized for the most part, except the crowded registration point for medals. LOTS of people turned up. And most oddly, Vittel was marketing water.

Starting out at 06:45, I did a mix of walking and jogging, and completed the 10K in about 75 minutes - an average speed of 8 km/h. As expected, the Ethiopian dude won the men's full 42K marathon (exceeding the record he set last year by 2 or 3 minutes, unfortunately), although some new lass won the women's (keeling over and throwing up right after crossing the finish line, I heard).