Are you competing in any fitness events in January and February?
Here’s our top six to get involved in!
URBAN-ULTRA BIG STINKER
Friday, January 19
If you are ready for a serious challenge then this may well be the event for you.
Described as one of the toughest solo footraces in the UAE, the Urban-Ultra Big Stinker has three distances available for competitors – 15km, 30km and 45km.
Wanting to test your fitness after the New Year – then this is a must.
START TIME: 7AM
MORE INFO: Urban-Ultra Big Stinker
STANDARD CHARTERED DUBAI MARATHON
Friday, January 26
Over 30,000 runners are expected to take part across Marathon, 10km and 4km Fun Race distances on January 26 – the most ever to participate in the Dubai event.
Registration is still open if you wish to participate or you can still go down and watch some of the best athletes in the world in action.
In the last edition of the race, Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia clinched men’s and women’s titles.
START TIME: 6.30AM
WADI BIH RUN
Friday, February 2 – Saturday, February 3
The profile of the Wadi Bih has increased rapidly since its inception in 1993, and this year’s 50km and 72km routes will be as tough as it gets, as tarmac roads and graded grave tracks will be part of the challenges that take you through the picturesque Hajar Mountains.
The run starts and finishes in Dibba, with the beautiful mountain surroundings of Oman serving as an ideal setting to a gruelling race. It will be an unforgettable experience!
START TIME: From 4.30am (depending on the distance)
MORE INFO: Wadi Bih Run
RAK HALF MARATHON
Friday, February 9
UAE’s premier road race returns for its 12th edition.
Since being launched in 2007, the event, which has become one of the most popular sporting competitions in Ras Al Khaimah, has gone from strength to strength, attracting thousands of competitive and community runners.
And with this year’s fast track, you can look forward to witnessing an exciting race!
START TIME: 6.45AM
MORE INFO: Rak Half Marathon
Dorian Yates was once defined by his physique. As a six-time Mr Olympia winner, the Briton practically displaced himself from his own frame in the pursuit of glory.
These days, he is admired and revered for more than just his past glory on the bodybuilding stage.
Indeed, Yates has emerged as an inspirational figure, with cycling and yoga replacing the heavy iron of years gone by as he has not just embraceed retirement from the spotlight, but thrived on it also.
Renowned for the intensity of his training, and in birthing a new generation of ‘Mass Monsters’, Yates changed the face of the sport for good as he swept up the Sandow trophy six straight times from 1992.
Widely considered one of the best of his generation, we sat down for an enlightening chat to discuss the past, the present and the future one of the sport’s most legendary figures ahead of last month’s Dubai Muscle Show.
Check out the full interview in the clip above.
Jay Cutler is a unique athlete, and not just for his incredible accomplishments in bodybuilding.
Indeed, the four-time Mr Olympia winner is in rarefied air because his popularity and the endearment felt towards him has only grown in retirement.
Take a peek at his social media as well as his businesses and you’ll see an Instagram page which has swelled to over two million followers while his supplement brand has been a monumental success.
But it’s no surprise to see the American enjoy more triumph away from the stage.
A fiercely focused athlete, his stage rivalry with fellow legend and eight-time Mr Oympia winner Ronnie Coleman captured not just his own mental space but also that of the fans.
Stories of the two are still revered to this day and we were fortunate enough to sit down and chat about this and much more with the American ahead of last month’s Dubai Muscle Show.
Check out the full in-depth chat with Jay in the clip above.