The so-called “Magnificent Seven” Vincent Kipruto, Eliud Kiptanui, Wilson Chebet, Gilbert Kirwa (all Kenya), Feyisa Lilesa, Getu Feleke and Chala Dechase (all Ethiopian). They were tipped to break the world record! Image courtesy of Guus Krol @ Flicker.
ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 has just ended and the mens winner is Wilson Chebet of Kenya. There was great expectation leading to this race that the world record would be broken but the winner fell short. Chebet won in a 2 hours, 5 minutes, 26 seconds.
ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Mens Results
- Wilson Chebet – Kenya
- Vincent Kipruto – Kenya
- Chala Dechase – Ethiopia
ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon 2011 Womens Results
In the womens race, Philes Ongori broke away with 900m to go, winning her marathon debut in 2:24:19.
- Philes Ongori – Kenya
- Hildah Kibet – Kenya
There was late drama in the womens race when a man tarnished the finish for women’s winner Ongori, blocking her line to the tape. The finish photo was ruined.