Kenya’s Bornes Kitur and Stella Barsosio will battle for the top honors at the 40thedition of the Rotterdam Marathon that will be held on Sunday (24) in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The 33 year-old comes to this race as the fastest runner on paper with a personal best of 2:21.26 that she got at the Ljublana Marathon in 2019.
Kitur who debuted in Rotterdam in 2015 has so far participated in ten marathons and this will be her eleventh.
Barsosio comes to this race with a personal best of 2:23.34 and this will be her eleventh marathon. The 28 year-old will battle for the top honors as she faces her fellow country-mate to try and lower the race course record of 2:18.58 that was set by Tiki Gelana from Ethiopia in 2012.
Other race favorites includes Nataliya Lehonkova from Ukraine who holds a personal best of 2:28.58, Norway’s Runa Skrove Falch of 2:33.52, Sweden’s Louise Wiker carries on her shoulder a time of 2:36.29 and Dutch athletes Jacelyn Gruppen of 2:52.17 and with Marijke Visser making her debut.