ABN-AMRO Rotterdam Marathon on Universal Sports
The Rotterdam Marathon is part of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race series and will featre several star athletes, including Moses Mosop of Kenya, who owns a personal best of 2.03.06.
Also entered on the men’s side are Mosop’s fellow countrymen Sammy Kitwara and Peter Kirui, who could make the race very interesting for him, as well as Getu Feleke of Ethiopia, who owns a personal best of 2.05.16.
On the women’s side, Ethiopia Tiki Gelana, who has a personal best of 2:22:08 the fastest in the field and she, along with her countrywomen with be the ones to beat. Nineteen-year-old Merima Hasen, whose personal record is 2.23.06, is expected to be a strong challenger for Gelana.
Italian Valeria Straneo, 36, will be the toughest challenger for Gelana outside of her Ethiopian compatriots.
The Rotterdam Marathon will start at 10.30.
TOP SIX WOMEN ENTERED
Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia)
Merima Hasen (Ethiopia)
Valeria Straneo (Italy)
Miranda Boonstra (The Netherlands)
Yamna Oubouhou (France)
Maria José Pueyo (Spain)
TOP SIX MEN ENTERED
Moses Cheruiyot Mosop (Kenya)
Sammy Kirop Kitwara (Kenya)
Peter Cheruiyot Kirui (Kenya)
Getu Feleke (Ethiopia)
Yemane Adhane (Ethiopia)
Rashid Kisri (Morocco)