Dubai Marathon in images: Race to finish line

Ethiopians athletes - Beyene and Desesa - make it to the finish line first

On a foggy Friday Morning, Dubai hosted the prestigious Standard Chartered Marathon, a 42.195 km long track along which some of the world’s most competitive marathon runners put their stamina to test.

The race started and finished on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai.

Here are a few images that capture the mood of those who participated in the Marathon and made it a success.

Athletes start at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. (Patrick Castillo)

Athletes start at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. (Patrick Castillo)

 Athletes start at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. (Patrick Castillo)

 Athletes start at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. (Patrick Castillo)

Tirfi Tsegaye Beyene of Ethiopia celebrates after winning the women's 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. (Patrick Castillo)

Tirfi Tsegaye of Ethopia (C) and other winners pose with their trophies at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai. (Patrick Castillo)

Lelisa Desila Benti of Ethopia (C) and other winners posewith their trophies at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai. (Patrick Castillo)

Athletes start at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. (Patrick Castillo)

Officials of Dubai sports council poses with the winners at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. (Patrick Castillo)

Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia celebrates after winning first prize at 2013 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 25 January 2013 in Dubai, January 25, 2013. Patrick Castillo

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