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Adhane Tsegay Wins Rotterdam Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 16, 2012

He defeated Moses Mosop who had wanted to run a world record there.

By David Monti
(c) 2012 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

(15-Apr) — Ethiopia’s Yemane Adhane Tsegay won today’s 32nd ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam in a personal best 2:04:47, according to the Dutch news site NOS Teletekst. He 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.

Down the finish order, Dutchman Koen Raymaekers finished sixth in 2:10:35, and Canadian Dylan Wykes finished seventh in 2:10:47.  Both men qualified for their nation’s Olympic teams with those marks, which were both personal bests. Wykes became the second fastest Canadian of all time behind Jerome Drayton.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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