17th November 2017, DUBAI, UAE: UAE’s Alia Saeed Mohammed aced the 10km race and Ethiopia’s Zenebu Checkole came first in the 05km race at the 7th Annual Dubai Women’s Run (DWR) held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of National Olympics Committee. The Run took place at Marasi Business Bay, Dubai.
The 10km winner, Alia Saeed finished ahead of Megertu Ifa and Birhane Aregawe, both from Ethiopia, in 35 minutes 05 seconds, and the 05km race was clocked at 16:29 by Zenebu ahead of Olivera Jevtic from Serbia and Alem Gerezhare from Ethiopia.
The UAE Athletics Federation, the Dubai Sports Council and the race organizers, Plan b Group, expressed their delight about the event turnout and support received from Alpro and Zomato as Sponsors and the Run’s host Dubai Properties.
This edition of DWR had Sonu Sood, Lamia Tariq Malallah AlFarsi, Dareen Barbar and Sana Khan as its brand ambassadors, and Dubai Foundation for Women Children (DFWAC) was on board as the ‘Soul of the Run’.
Ahmad Al Kamali, IAAF Council member, President of the UAE Athletic Federation, Founder and President DWR said, “I am delighted to see the wonderful track performance showcased by the athletes today. This edition of DWR has been able to tap into a wider segment of residents in the UAE this year, and I am confident that we will see a bigger and better event next year”.
Harmeek Singh, Founder and Chairman Plan b Group, and Race Chairman DWR said, “Heartiest congratulations to the winners of today’s race as well as all the participants. Besides having top runners take on the track today we have witnessed some true spirit of women from various walks of life. Differently abled participants, first time runners, women in sarees, mothers to be and mums with babies all stole the show this morning. It has been an honor and delight to organize this edition of DWR, and Plan b looks forward to returning with a grander and more inclusive Run in 2018”.
Alia Saeed Mohammed UAE 35mins 05 secs
Megertu Ifa Ethiopia 35mins 06 secs
Birhane Aregawe Ethiopia 37mins 26secs
Zenebu Checkole Ethiopia 16mins 29 secs
Olivera Jevtic Serbia 16mins 32 secs
Alem Gerezhare Ethiopia 16mins 37 secs
Dubai Women’s Run 2017 is proudly supported by Dubai Police, RTA, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Ambulance, Victoria’s Secret, Liali Jewellery, Lorna Jane, Quartier 6ème, Time World Freight, Khansaheb, Tonino Lamborghini, MoveOne, Cog Talk and MonViso