Tola wins the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2017 Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa lead an Ethiopian clean-sweep at the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon today (Friday) as Kenenisa Bekele’s world record bid fell apart in the opening few strides. “The pace was very fast at the start,” said Tola after receiving his trophy from HH Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club and Julian Wynter, Standard Chartered Bank CEO UAE. “The 15k time (43.26) was much too fast but when we saw that Kenenisa was well behind, I became more confident. I’m…