London Marathon winner this season Daniël Wanjiru and World 10000m record holder Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia will headline the 22nd edition of the 15K Pfixx Solar Montferland Run that will be held on Sunday 3, December in Heerenberg, Netherlands.
The biggets name on the start list will be of Ayana as she will target to lower the course record of 48.32 that was set by Bezunesh Bekele in 2005.
The 25 year-old will be included on the many big names that have in the past participated in this International 15K road race that include the likes of Kenenisa Bekele, Khalid Khannouchi, Haile Gebrselassie, Lornah Kiplagat, Constantina Dita, Paula Radcliffe, Geoffrey Mutai who holds the men course record of 42.25 that he set in 2012.
Other big names that made history are Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Meseret Defar and Edna Kiplagat.
The Pfixx Solar Montferland Run is also a very popular road race for the Dutch top athletes. On Sunday December 3rd the Dutch marathoner Michel Butter will be running. He recently finished 6th in the prestigious New York Marathon, an important result for his campaign towards the European Championships in Berlin 2018, where Butter is aiming for a medal in the marathon.
The fastest Dutch time in the rich history of the Pfixx Solar Montferland Run was set last year by Abdi Nageeye who is the current fastest European marathoner with 2.08.16 that he got at the Amsterdam Marathon last month. In 2016 the 28 year-old ran 43:58 on this 15K course but he has a PB of over the same distance of 43:29 that he got at the 2015 Tilburg Marathon.
Young upcoming talents
The race organiser is every year also aiming for new unknown young upcoming talents. On December 3rd the Kenyans Alfred Barkach, Victor Chumo, Noah Kipkemboi and William Wanjiku will also battle for the top honors at Heerenberg.
Get more information: www.montferlandrun.nl