Kenya’s Edwin Kiptoo will be looking for to make history at the 32nd edition of the Dam Tot Damloop 10-mile race that will beheld on Sunday (17) in Northern Holland in Netherlands.
Kiptoo wants to become the first man in history of that race to win three times back to back.
The 24 year-old who won last year in a time of 49:19 will battle for honors with his fellow country-mate John Mwangangi the 2010 and 2014 winner who has a PB of 45:26 at the race.
Birhanu Legese from Ethiopia heads to Amsterdam in good form, following races over 5000m in two IAAF Diamond League meetings during this season.
The 23-year-old has previously won the Berlin Half Marathon,New Delhi Half Marathon and Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. He has a PB of 59:20 for the distance.
The 2007 European Athletics U23 silver medalist, Michel Butter is the hope for the Dutch Nation though he has contested this race on nine previous occasions, but usually it has formed part of his preparation for the Amsterdam Marathon and, as such, he would often run from Zaandam to Amsterdam before actually starting the race.
This year, however, Butter will be racing the New York Marathon later in the year, so he can prepare properly for the Damloop.