Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono set a new course record at the 42nd edition of the Amsterdam Marathon that was held on Sunday (15) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Cherono thrashed the course record that was set in 2016 by Daniel Wanjiru which was 2:05.21 to lower it to 2:05.09.
the 29 year-old led 1-2-3 Kenyan finish as he was was closely followed on by Norbert Kigen and Abraham Kiptum of 2:05.13 and 2:05.39 respectively.
With the course being flat and favorable for a world record the pace maker Sammy Kitwara pushed for good when he he the elite runners crossing the 30k mark with one of the fastest time of 1:29.52.
All the top five finishers ran under under 2:06.
The 2016 World Half Marathon silver Medallist Championships Mule Wasihun from Ethiopia took the fourth place while the 2017 Seoul Marathon winner who was also the race favorite Amos Kipruto from Kenya faded away near the 30k and finished a distant fifth place in 2:05.39 and 2:05.43 respectively.
- Norbert Kigen (KEN) 2:05.13
- Abraham Kiptum (KEN) 2:05.39
- Mule Wasihun (ETH) 2:05.39
- Amos Kipruto (KEN) 2:05.43
more to follow…