I was watching 2012 Rotterdam marathon on Satelitte and the race has just ended. As a Kenyan it was a bad day in the races because our Ethiopian rivals swept the podium.
Winner 2012 Rotterdam Marathon
Ethiopia’s Yemane Adhane Tsegay was the first to cross the finish line in 32nd ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam in a personal best of 2:04:47. Yemane won a spirited battle with compatriot Getu Feleke who finished second in 2:04:50. Both men set personal bests.
Kenya’s Moses Mosop tried bravely to catch the two Ethiopians in the final kilometers, but finished third in 2:05:02. His compatriot Peter Cheruiyot Kirui, another pre-race favorite, dropped out of the race.
Video Yemane Wins Rotterdam Marathon.
This is a BIG BIG improvement for Yemane, I remember at 2012 Dubai marathon the man ran his best marathon to finish in a PB of 2:06:2 but this was not good enough because eight other Ethiopians and two Kenyans ran faster than him. He was placed 10th.
Women Winner 2012 Rotterdam Marathon
Tiki Gelana won the women’s race in a new record time for the Rotterdam event of 2hr 18:57. Gelana has become a specialist in women marathons in Netherlands. I remember she also won last years Amsterdam marathon.
The reason why so many runners set a new PB is because Rotterdam marathon has a near flat course and if the weather is ideal like today then the stage is set for fast times.