Elite runners and thousands of amateur athletes turn out for 2019 Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon - in pictures

Kenya celebrate double in the professional races with Reuban Kipyego and Vivian Kiplagat

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The second edition of the Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon took place on Friday morning as some of the world's finest long-distance runners and thousands of amateur athletes hit the streets of the capital.

Kenya celebrated a double in the professional races, with Reuban Kipyego winning the men's event and Vivian Kiplagat claiming victory in the women's race - and with it the $100,000 first-place prizes.

The elite racers were joined at dawn by many recreational competitors who took part in the full marathon, 10K, 5K and the 2.5K fun run.

The National's photographer Chris Whiteoak was down on the marathon route to capture the race. Check out a selection of Chris' photos in the gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.