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20 January 2021, 10am

Running to honour the founder of the Bangladeshi nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon
Sun 10 January 2021

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In honour of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Shekh Mujib’s centennial birth celebration, the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon 2021 marked the occasion and helped to promote Dhaka City’s cultural heritage.

The race also aims to promote a health among Bangladesh citizens, as well as to involve the country’s youth in promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle.

The event was held as part of the 100th Anniversary Celebration and organised by the Bangladesh Army, in partnership with the Army Sports Control Board, Sports Vision Ltd, and Trust Innovation Ltd along with technical partner the Bangladesh Athletics Federation and the Bangladesh Olympic Association.

The races were held in Dhaka on 10 January at 06:30, starting from the Army Stadium and finishing in Hatirjheel..Both Marathon and Half Marathon distances were contested by approximately 100 runners including elite athletes from home and abroad. Runners from all over the world are offered the opportunity to access the event through the official digital marathon app where participants can register through the website dhakamarathon.com.bd , and take part in this historical event at any time from 10 January until 7 March.

Marathon winners were Hicham Laqouahi (MAR) in 2:10:41 and Angela Jemesunde Tanui (KEN) in 2:29:04.

Result

marathon
Men
1 Hicham LAQOUAHI MAR 2:10:41
2 Aziz LAHBABI MAR 2:10:51
3 Jacob KENDAGOR KEN 2:13:12
4 Sammy Kigen KORIR KEN 2:14:02
5 Motlokoa MKHABUTLANE LES 2:14:34
Women
1 Angela TANUI KEN 2:29:04
2 Fantu JIMMA ETH 2:32:31
3 Biruktayit ESHETU ETH 2:35:16
4 Susan JEPTOO KEN 2:37:07
5 Fatiha ASMID MAR 2:37:45

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