Ayele Abshero of Ethiopia won the Dubai Marathon on Friday, setting a course record of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 23 seconds in his first marathon. Four men broke 2:05 in the race, eight broke 2:06, 10 broke 2:07, 14 broke 2:08, 15 broke 2:09, and 17 broke 2:10 – all records as fastest-ever times for places were recorded in spots three through 17. Before Friday, the fastest a man had ever run in a marathon to finish fifth was 2:06:14. In Dubai, a guy ran 2:05:42 and was 8th. Similarly, before Friday, the fastest a man had ever run to finish 10th in a race was 2:08:38. In Dubai, a guy ran more than two minutes faster – 2:06:29 – and finished 10th. Check out this article.