Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon

The RAK Half Marathon (English RAK Half Marathon ) is a half marathon, which takes place in Ra's al -Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The acronym is derived from RAK Ras Al Khaimah, the English transliteration of the venue.

He has been held since 2007 every year in February and was considered the world's bestdotierte half marathon. However, the Zayed International Half Marathon poured in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 2010, a much higher prize money to the winners.

The flat track and the regular star-studded field of competitors make the RAK Half Marathon as one of the fastest in the world. So Samuel Kamau Wanjiru of 2007, here with a 58:53 world record in the half marathon which was however not recognized as a world record because no EPO test existed min. His meantime of 41:29 min after 15 kilometers corresponded to the then world record of his compatriot Felix Limo over this distance.

The same interval was 2009, the Ethiopians Deriba Merga, but ultimately finished the race only third in 59:18 min. The winner Patrick Makau from Kenya Musyoki scored with 58:52 minutes, the second fastest ever spilled half marathon time, while in the women's Dire Tune of Ethiopia with 1:07:18 h pushed to fifth place in the world at that time leaderboard and a national record aufstellte. 2011 improved the Kenyan Mary Keitany Jepkosgei the world record by 35 seconds 1:05:50 h


Track records

  • Men: 58:52 min, Patrick Makau Musyoki (KEN ), 2009
  • Women: 1:05:50 h, Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (KEN ), 2011 ( world record)

List of winners

Development of finishers Ahlen

Participants in the half marathon without "Team Relay Challenge".