World Marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum has now shifted his focus on the 43rd edition of the Rotterdam Marathon slated for April 14, 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Kiptum shocked the world when he destroyed Eliud Kipchoge’s world record of 2:01.09 in Chicago last month and became the first man to break the 2:01 in the marathon when he set a new world marathon record of 2:00.35.
The 23 year is determined to break the elusive sub-two barrier next season.
Kiptum who many expected to return to London Marathon before focusing on 2024 Paris Marathon has shocked many when his management team Golazo Iternational chose to race at the NN Rotterdam Marathon which is rated among the top ten marathons in the world according to Runner’s world Magazine.
The NN Rotterdam Marathon is renowned for its fast course and has witnessed two world records being set in 1985 by Portugal’s Carlos Lopes (2:07.12) and in 1988 by Ethiopia’s Belayneh Dinsamo (2:06.05).
Kiptum will be chasing to erase the race course record of 2:03.36, set two years ago by Tokyo Olympic marathon bronze medallist Bashir Abdi from Belgium.