The fourth edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon 2022, whose competitions were held on Saturday, organised by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and sponsored by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), under the theme “run together.”
Starting in front of ADNOC’s headquarters on King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, the event confirms Abu Dhabi’s ability to organise major professional sports events.
The marathon and relay race attracted 2,150 participants, the 10km race welcomed 5,630 participants, with 6,355 participants taking on the 5km and 5,870 runners in the 2.5 km race.
Timothy Kipolgat Ronoh produced the run of his life as he led a record field of more than 20,000 participants in this morning’s 2022 ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon, completing the stunning new city course in 2:05:20 to seal a remarkable victory, four minutes ahead of his closest challenge, compatriot Felix Kimutai (2:09:33), with Ethiopian Adeladlew Mamo (2:09:42) third.
In the women’s elite race Eunice Chumba, of Bahrain, was the first female over the line in the UAE capital, finishing the 42.2km contest in 2:20:41, ahead of Kenya’s Angela Tanui (2:21:12), with Ethiopia’s Hurasa Dibaba (2:21:25) in third.
Cheered on by throngs of colourful and vocal race fans, Ronoh, who entered the race as a pacemaker for the elite athletes, ripped up the game plan and sensationally led from start to finish to record the biggest win of his career. Starting in front of the ADNOC Headquarters, the Kenyan running never looked back showing pace power and enjoyment throughout to take the title ahead of compatriot Kimutai.