The DTCM (Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing) in Dubai is launching the Dubai Midnight Marathon, a night race, taking place at the Emaar Boulevard and Burj Park, with the purpose of consolidating Dubai as a tourist and sport destination along with showcasing an urban enclave for business, leisure, glorious venuesand a long-term living.
The inaugural Dubai Midnight Marathon is starting on 12.12.12 at Atmosphere, BurjKhalifa – under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council (Diego Armando Maradona is ambassador of) – and will be making yet another record of the world’s largest eco-board featuring the maximum number of logos which will enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Dubai Midnight Marathon is a global event, where runners will experience a 3.2 km fun run in the inaugural edition that will be held on the 13.12.12 night including activities and events which will start at 6pm. In the coming years, there will be full-length marathon where world-renowned professional marathoners will be participating.
DubaiBlog will be present with a double role: as witness of this event and – in the person of its founder Nicola de Corato – as runner, with the number 0258.
The Dubai Midnight Marathon promises to be a running event attracting international and local runners and enthusiasts.
The participation in this race, although this is a non-agonistic race, is a perfect test for the gold running shoes that will be used for the upcoming Standard Chartered Marathon 2013.
Shoes covered with real 24 carat gold powder (!), realized by the makeup artist Mary Samele.
Runner’s World Review
The Nimbus is the down comforter of running shoes. It wraps soft, pliable cushioning around your foot, creating an ultracozy interior. Underneath lies oodles of spongy foam and Gel for superb impact protection. This update is a tad lighter than the previous version, though it’s still a bit thick and stiff according to our lab tests. Testers raved about the fit, which benefits from a pressure-free lacing pattern that follows the actual topline of the foot. Recommended for runners looking for a touch of stability in a cushy environment.
Heel cushioning: 58
Forefoot cushioning: 75