Two Kenyans eye Amsterdam Marathon title

Two Kenyan athletes, Amos Kipruto and Edwin Kiptoo, are among four athletes who have set their eyes on breaking the course record at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon to be held on the 15th of this month.

Tesfaye Abera and Zane Robertson are the other two athletes who want to break the 2 hours, 5 minutes and 21 seconds Course record in the Netherlands.

With a personal best of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 24 seconds set when winning last year’s Dubai Marathon, Abera is the fastest of the four. And after getting a feel of the Amsterdam Marathon last year, Amos Kipruto’s marathon career is taking off and this year he is competing for a place on the podium.

He won this year’s Seoul Marathon in 2 hours, 5 minutes and 54 seconds, improving his personal best by more than two minutes.

Edwin Kiptoo played an important role in setting the pace in Amsterdam last year, and with a half-marathon personal best of 59 minutes and 26 seconds, the Kenyan has reason to feel optimistic ahead of his marathon debut.



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