Ismail Ssenyange

Dubai / UAE

As a Brand Ambassador for Skechers in the Middle East, most of the races that I run locally and internationally tend to be sponsored by other sports brands. With Skechers Performance as the title sponsor for the Los Angeles Marathon, it is a dream race to be part of. I look forward to the event and training for it, as it is an honor to represent the brand and show my support to the Skechers Performance team. Not only am I using this opportunity to improve on my performance from last year’s marathon, but I am also looking forward to meeting other Skechers representatives from all over the world.

Running has been a major part of my life since childhood. So far, I have crossed 17 years of running, including 10 years of racing and competing. I joined the Skechers Middle East team 3 years ago and have represented the brand at various local and international events wherein I have set both course records and personal bests.

I won the Charleville Half Marathon 2 years in a row (2015 & 2016), with the timings of 66m:04s and 65m:47s respectively; the Chennai marathon in 2012 and 2013; the Dubai Creek Striders Half Marathon 3 years in a row (2013, 2014 & 2015), setting new course record of 67m:00s; the Milton Keynes Half Marathon at 68m:39m; and I also hold numerous course records in local 10K races in the UAE.

My current personal best for half marathons was set at the 2016 Aramco Houston Half Marathon earlier this year, with a time of 62m:45s, and my marathon PB is 2h:18m:45s, set at the 2015 Sofia International Marathon. I look forward to a wonderful season, full of new records and great performances.