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• Moen Crashes European Record with 2:05:48 in Fukuoka Marathon

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Norway’s Sondre Moen clocked an impressive 2:05:48 to win 2017 Fukuoka International marathon on Sunday, December 3.

Moen broke the European marathon record on Sunday in Japan of 2:05:48 and became the first none-African borne athlete to break 2:06 mark on a record-eligible course.

“I was confident that I could run 2:07, and on a good day perhaps even 2:06, but I did not expect 2:05,” said Moen,who set a Norwegian half marathon record of 59:48 in Valencia in October. “Today the weather was good and the pacers did a very good job. I had lots of energy in the closing stages of the race.”

The 2012 Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda finished in (2:07:10) while Suguru Osako was third with a new personal best time of  2:07:19.

Moen’s 2:05:45 is the second-fastest time in Fukuoka marathon history, just 30 seconds shy of Tsegaye Kebede’s course record. 

Top 10 Performances

1 Sondre Nordstad Moen (NOR) 2:05:48
2 Stephen Kiprotich (UGA) 2:07:10
3 Suguru Osako (JPN) 2:07:19
4 Bedan Karoki (KEN) 2:08:44
5 Ammanuel Mesel (ERI) 2:09:22
6 Daisuke Uekado (JPN) 2:09:27
7 Yoshiki Takenouchi (JPN) 2:10:01
8 Michael Githae (KEN) 2:10:46
9 Yuki Kawauchi (JPN) 2:10:53
10 Takuya Fukatsu (JPN) 2:12:04
 
Source: IAAF


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