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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Sunday, 11. February 2024 AETOSWire 

More than 20,000 participants from 125 countries, including a record 60% Saudi nationals, took part in the third edition of the Riyadh Marathon on February 10 – an increase of more than 33%, with 15,000 runners in 2023.

For the first time, the start and finish line, and the accompanying Marathon Village, were located next to Kingdom Arena and Boulevard World. From there, competitors of all ages and abilities could enjoy one of four races – the full marathon (42.2km), half marathon (21.1km), 10km, and 4km family run. Across the four races, there were more than 20,000 participants, with a significant increase in female runners, exceeding 7,200. In total, 64% were males, with 36% female.

The top three elite male marathon runners were Kigen Wilfred Kirwa of Kenya, Tilahun Abe Gashahun of Ethiopia, and El Ghouz Anouar of Morocco, who were awarded US$30,000, US$20,000, and US$10,000 respec ... Read more »

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