Completed, Jan 20, 2017
FloTrack will be LIVE streaming the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 9:20pm ET. The marathon will look to threaten the current marathon world record as it features Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele who has confirmed his attempt at the world record. Bekele, the three-time Olympic gold medallist, won the Berlin Marathon in September and set the Ethiopian record of 2:03:03, which was just six seconds short of Dennis Kimetto’s world record of 2:02:57.
FloSports Weekly Viewing Guide: January 16-22
Jan 20, 2017In our weekly programming rundown, we list the best live coverage and original storytelling coming up across each of our sites. If you have Apple TV or Roku, watch all of these live events and documentaries on your TV at home.
Watch Kenenisa Bekele Fall At The Start Of Dubai Marathon
Jan 20, 2017Keninesa Bekele dropped out of last night's Dubai Marathon, and we now know why.
Tamirat Tola Sets Dubai Marathon Course Record In 2:04:10, No. 9 All-Time
Jan 20, 2017Tamirat Tola was the only survivor of a grueling early pace tonight in Dubai. Six competitors and two pacemakers went through halfway under 62 minutes, and Tola was the only one to finish under 2:06. He crossed the line in 2:04:10, making him the third fastest Ethiopian ever and the ninth fastest man ever on a record-legal course. (The 2011 Boston Marathon, forever a scourge on the record books, means that Tola is the No. 11 performer ever in all conditions.)
Kenenisa Bekele Drops Out In Dubai
Jan 20, 2017Just over an hour into the race at the Dubai Marathon, Kenenisa Bekele dropped out. He fell back early--trailing by seven seconds at 5K and 12 at 10K--before completely losing contact with the pack. His last split was 62:48 at halfway, 75 seconds behind the leaders. His countryman Sisay Lemma was through halfway in 61:33, just nine seconds over world record pace.
2017 Could Be Incredibly Lucrative For Kenenisa Bekele
Jan 19, 2017Kenenisa Bekele is trying to break the marathon world record in Dubai tonight. (You can watch it live on this website!) If he breaks it, he'll be the first man ever to simultaneously hold the 5K, 10K, and marathon world records. He broke the 5K and 10K world records in 2004 and 2005, and breaking the marathon world record 12 years later would expand his legacy as one of the very best runners ever. Bekele broke Haile Gebrselassie's world records on the track, and he broke Gebrselassie's Ethiopian marathon record when he ran 2:03:03 in September. He'll try to run under 2:02:57 tonight.
Full Dubai Marathon Fields And Prize Money
Jan 19, 2017Here are the full fields and prize money for tonight's Dubai Marathon, which you can watch live on FloTrack in the United States and Canada at 9:20 PM Eastern time. A few notes: a $50,000 bonus was added to the men's race for the first five who break 2:04, with the hope of someone pushing Kenenisa Bekele (who's going for the 2:02:57 world record) to the finish. And the fields are fluid; beyond the top few athletes, the entries are subject to change. Track star Yenew Alamirew was added to the latest men's entries, which didn't include Tariku Bekele. We'll see who lines up tonight.
ON THE RUN: We Breaking Records, One City At A Time | Ep.51
Jan 19, 2017Adam and Meg return! After we get done picking up the names Meg dropped after a recent stint in Flagstaff, they talk about the already record breaking indoor season, Kate Grace's free agency and Bekele's attempt at the marathon world record. Plus, they break down the pros and cons of "La La Land" and talk about a former Texas sprinter turned actor.
A Complete Statistical Breakdown Of The Marathon Before Dubai
Jan 18, 2017Courtesy of statistician K Ken Nakamura, we have a full breakdown of recent marathon history leading up to Thursday night's Dubai Marathon, which will be live on FloTrack at 9:20 PM Eastern. Kenenisa Bekele, who ran 2:03:03 in September, will be attempting to break the 2:02:57 world record.
Kenenisa Bekele's Dubai Marathon Record Attempt To Air Live On FloTrack
Jan 16, 2017The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will be live on FloTrack on Thursday evening, January 19, at 9:30pm Eastern time in the United States. The FloTrack stream will be available exclusively to viewers in the United States and Canada. (The race is at 6:30 am on January 20 local time.) FloTrack will also be streaming the 2017 Rotterdam Marathon later this spring on April 9, 2017. Dubai and Rotterdam are regarded as two of the fastest marathons in the world for both men and women. The addition of these live streams is part of FloTrack's expanding marathon coverage in 2017, as the Austin Marathon will also be live on FloTrack on February 19.
Kenenisa Bekele Is Going For The Marathon World Record In Dubai Next Week
Jan 9, 2017Kenenisa Bekele is going for the marathon world record again in just 11 days. Bekele, who has the 5K world record at 12:37 and the 10K world record at 26:17 and is the second-fastest marathoner ever in 2:03:03, announced on Sunday night that he's going for the world record at the Dubai Marathon on Friday, Jan. 20. The world record is 2:02:57, held by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya. Bekele's time is the Ethiopian record.