Wanjiru sets Amsterdam record as Kenyans occupy top 8 positions

Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru was the surprise winner of the 2016 Amesterdam marathon. In the process he set a new personal best and a course record for the Amsterdam marathon which is a IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:05:19.

Following Wanjiru were seven other Kenyans home as Kenya occupied all the top 8 positions and 11 of the top 15 positions. Four Kenyans dipped under the 2:06 mark including the pre-race favourite Sammy Kitwara who finished second.

The 24 year old Wanjiru made his his marathon debut in Frankfurt two years ago, finishing seventh in 2:08:18. He looked set to improve on that in Amsterdam as he had set PBs earlier this year at 5000m, 10,000m, 10km and the half marathon, clocking times of 27:43 and 59:20 in the latter two disciplines.

Results

1 Daniel Wanjiru 2:05:20
2 Sammy Kitwara 2:05:45
3 Marius Kimutai 2:05:47
4 Laban Korir 2:05:54
5 Ezekiel Chebii 2:06:06
6 Felix Kandie 2:06:25
7 Geoffrey Kirui 2:06:27
8 Bernard Kipyego 2:06:45
9 Mule Wasihun 2:07:19
10 Abera Kuma 2:07:48
11 Sammy Korir 2:08:18
12 Wilson Chebet 2:08:19
13 Amos Kipruto 2:09:08
14 Khalid Choukoud 2:11:23
15 Dereje Tesfaye 2:13:39

 


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