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Dubai Marathon attracts over 15,000 runners

With the London Olympics just months away, some of the world's elite distance runners will be competing for glory at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday. The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is supported by The Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Holding, “Official Outfitter” adidas, Emaar, Dubai Eye 103.8 FM, Sport 360, TNT, Fitness First, Plan B and by government departments Dubai Police, RTA, Dubai Municipality DHA and the Dubai Ambulance Services.

Organisers take Dubai Marathon in a whole new direction

The 2012 race, which goes ahead on January 27, will start and finish in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and is also going to take in Dubai Mall, along with the Dubai World Trade Centre, Emaar Boulevard and Union House.