Korir and Tola to chase Cherono’s record at Amsterdam

Former Toronto marathon champion Laban Korir will be taking on former Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Tamirat Tola at the Amsream marathon chasing Lawrence Cherono’s record.

The race set for October 17th will be great battle for the two athletes who have performed well in the ir recent days.

Korir, who finished second during his debut in 2011 and took the second spot in 2:06.05 and has since raced here four times, enjoys his personal best of 2:05.54 that he got in 2016 in Amsterdam.

The 35 years- old who is the leader of the NN Running Team training camp in Kaptagat is also a training partner with the world marathon record holder and first man to run under two hours, Eliud Kipchoge.

Kenyan will have to brace for a fierce fight as he faces Tola who comes to this race with a personal best of 2:04.06. Tola is a silver medallist from the 2017 world championship marathon that was held in London.

The 30 years-old won the 2017 marathon of Dubai in a time of 2.04.11. The following year Tola finished third at the Dubai Marathon when he clocked a personal best of 2:04.06. This is the same time as the race course record that was set by Lawrence Cherono from Kenya in 2018

The race organizers have added another fastest athlete on paper; Leul Gebresilase from Ethiopia who holds a time of 2:04.02. The 29 year old got this time at the 2018 Dubai Marathon.

Another Kenyan looking for the top podium finish is Jonatan Korir who carries a personal best of 2:06.40 that he got in April this year at the marathon of Enschede.

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is a Platinum Label race a\with the course record set in 2018 by Cherono and the organizers have put together the best fastest athlete to attack the course record.

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