The 2019 World Marathon silver medallist, Mosinet Geremew crashed the race course at the 76th edition of the Seoul Marathon that was held on Sunday (17) in Seoul, South Korea.
The 30 year-old who is also a former Ethiopian record-holder, came to this race with the fastest time on paper of of 2:02.55, which is also the third fastest time in history that he got at the 2019 London Marathon, where he finished in second place behind world record holder and the fastest man on earth over the distance, Eliud Kipchoge.
Geremew who has finished in top three in eight of his nine completed marathons, crashed the old course record of 2:05.13 that had been set by Kenyan-born marathoner Wilson Loyanae Erupe who acquired Korean citizenship in 2018 and now known as Joohan Oh in 2016,.
The Ethiopian erased the old record with a new course record of 2:04.43.
Geremew was followed by his compatriot, Herpasa Negasa Kitesa who crossed the finish line in 2:04.49 with Daniel Ferreira Do Nascimento coming home with a new Brazilian National Record and personal best of 2:04.51. All the top three athletes this year came home under the old course record