Kenya’s David Barmasai Tumo will battle for top honors at the 10th edition of the Bali Marathon (also known as the Maybank Marathon or Maybank Bali Marathon) that will be held on Sunday (28) in Bali, Indonesia.
The 35 year-old comes to this race carrying on his shoulder a personal best time of 2:07.18 that he got at the 2011 Dubai Standard Chartered Marathon where he took the honors.
Tumo represented Kenya at the World Championships Marathon in Daegu but he finished a disappointing fifth place , was also once managed by Jos Hermens who is also the manager of the world fastest marathoner Eliud Kipchoge.
The Kenyan who holds the Lagos City Marathon course record of 2:10.23 will face a stiff challenge that includes Bazu Worku Hayla from Ethiopia, who holds the fastest time on paper of 2:05.25 that he got at the 2010 Berlin Marathon when aged 20 years and finished in third spot.
Ethiopians Alemu Gemechu and Mesfin Teshome are the other title contenders as they come to this race holding their personal best of 2:08.47 and 2:09.04 that they got at the 2020 Marathon International de Marakech and the 2016 Dubai Marathon respectively. The two will be joined by their compatriot Feyissa Mulgeta who also comes with a personal best of 2:12.59.
Morocco will be represented by Hassan Toriss who holds a personal best of 2:12.41 that he got this year at the Daegu Marathon where he finished in twelfth place.
- David Barmasai (KEN) 2:07.18
- Alemu Gemechu (ETH) 2:08.47
- Bazu Worku Hayla (ETH) 2:05.25
- Hassan Toriss (MOR) 2:12.41
- Feyissa Mulgeta (ETH) 2:12.59
- Mesfin Teshome (ETH) 2:09.04