This was a very well arranged race and a beautiful course as well. The sponsorship was awesome. We all got nice T-Shirts, goodie bags and plenty of support along the course. The pre race gala was comparable to that of any big marathon with great music, warm up exercises by Fitness First and live bands. The race course was around the Dubai Creek with finish at the Dubai Creek Golf Club. Chris Homann was supposed to run as well, but he overslept after drinking all night. I finished the race in 2:25. The post race ceremony was even better than the pre race activities. I got a nice massage, which was followed by a buffet breakfast. The prize ceremony was very impressive as well with the winners getting big trophies. At the end, there was a prize draw with the biggest prize being a return airfare for 2 to South Africa for the two oceans marathon. Unfortunately I didn’t get it but was happy to be part of the race.
Ziyad Rahim is an adventure-runner from Pakistan. He currently holds 10 Guinness World Records in long-distance running, ranging from marathons to ultra-marathons.