Khalid Cain fastest of Netherlands
The 24-year-old long-distance runner, a world topper on the half marathon, was not previously under the 2.08 finish and had never won a major marathon. In Amsterdam he realized an unofficial time of 2.05, 19.
That was also a course record. That stood since 2013 in 2.05, 36 in the name of three-time winner Wilson Chebet, also from Kenya. Sammy Kitwara finished second, Marius Kimutai took care with the third place for an all-Kenyan podium. "I went for a pr and knew that worthwhile endeavor. I have well trained the last weeks, "said the winner, who was pleasantly surprised with his victory in Amsterdam. "This victory I will never forget. I should certainly come back. "
WANJIRU closed in the final stage with a leading group of three Kenyans whose Mule Wasihun after 35 kilometres as first the pace could no longer follow. In the ' Vondelpark ' are other fellow breakaway Wanjiru left behind itself, after which he only arrived in the Olympic Stadium. The first eight athletes who passed the finish line came from Kenya. The last of that eight was Bernard Kipyego, the winner of the last two editions. "I had a plan, but you never know how it turns out in the game," said Wanjiru.
The battle for the Dutch title was decided in favor of Khalid Cain. The born came (unofficial) to 2.11, 24 and sat well a half minutes above his personal best. Cain also did not meet the limit (2.11) for participation in the WORLD CUP by 2017. He finished more than four minutes after Rahul R as the second Dutchman. The bronze in the national title fight went to Henry Jackson, who in his first marathon to a time of 2.23, 25.