The Amsterdam proved once again that it has one of the fastest marathon courses on the planet as the top 3 men broke 2 hours and 5-minute barrier.
Kenya's Lawrence Cherono clocked a new course record and personal best of 2h04:06. Two Ethiopian runners, Mule Wasihun and Solomon Deksisa who finished second and third also ran faster than the old course record clocking 2h04:37 PB and 2h04:40 PB respectively.
"The weather was good, the wind slow and we had to run faster than last year. I thank God for giving me this talent and I hope to be here once again next year," Cherono said.
Multiple worlds and Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele dropped out at 41km. Since running 2:03:03 in Berlin in 2016, Bekele has dropped out of three of his five marathons.
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