Nike takes over Downtown Dubai with over 6,000 runners
As part of 'We Run Dubai'
Hosted for the second time in Dubai, and tailored to each individual host city, 'We Run Dubai' is part of the global 'Nike We Run' series hosted by 14 cities around the world.
The Dubai-based race, which was held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, kicked off bright and early at 7:30 a.m. and featured lively music and spectacular views of skyscrapers in the downtown and Dubai International Financial Center areas.
World champion track and field athlete Mutaz Essa Barshim cheered on runners as they commenced the 10K race and handed out medals to the first few winners when they crossed the finish line.
"The atmosphere was fantastic; there was so much positive energy with all the participants motivating each other every step of the race", Barshim commented. "To see so many thousands of people from all ages and walks of life pushing themselves after weeks of training is something truly inspiring".