This is a new attempt at programming. This is an audio podcast only, and it was done while I was driving 75 miles from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai on February 26, 2024.

The RAK half Marathon was a wonderful event, my first time in six years. Now under new management, the race went off well, with 40 elite athletes. The two winners, Daniel Makeito and Tsigi Gebreselama, should be shaking up the world a bit this spring. Watch Tsigi compete at THE TEN in California on March 16, 2024, and Daniel Makeito in the London Marathon in April.

Tsigi Gebreselama, 2024 RAK Half Marathon, photo by Giancarlo Colombo

Daniel Makeito has run two 30km segments of marathons, both in pacing the late Kelvin KIptum, the first in London 2023, and the second at Chicago 2023, where Kelvin broke the world record. Tsigi Gebreselama won the National Trials in Nairobi just prior to the RAK half marathon. A talented young athlete, Tsigi made a big presence at the World Cross Country last winter and took 4th in the World Half Marathon Championships.