Commonwealth Games 10,000m bronze medalist Rodgers Kwemoi will put his title on the line as he faces Boston Marathon champion USA’s Galen Rupp in the CZ Tillburg Ten Miles on September 2nd in the Netherlands.
The duo will be running the Tiburg Ten Miles where Haile Gebrselassie ran the world record there in 2005, in the city in the south of The Netherlands clocking 44:24.
Kwemoi who won the event in 2016 and 2017 will eyeing a third consecutive win as he battles the American runner who threatens his stranglehold in the race.
The Kenyan who won a gold medal in 10,000m at the World under 20 in the northern Polish city of Bydgoszcz posted a winning time of 45:03 last year.
Rupp, an Olympic marathon bronze medalist will be competing in the road race a month before he defends the Chicago Marathon title which he can use event as part of his preparations.
Tilburg Ten Miles is just over a month before the Rupp takes to the streets of Chicago to defend his 2017 victory.
So far this year, Rupp Boston marathon silver medalist has competed in four races. He first ran an indoor 5,000 meters at Washington in January.
He then won the Roma-Ostia Half Marathon, running 59:47, in March.
Rupp began the 2018 Boston Marathon on a sour note, when hoping to improve on his runner-up finish from 2017.
However, the cold and wet weather caused him breathing problems and forced him to drop out in the middle of the race.
The CZ Tilburg Ten Miles is the fastest 10 mile race in the world. The course is IAAF certified and there are top times.
The most popular part of the CZ Tilburg Ten Miles is the competition and recreation run over 10 English miles 16,092 meters.