The TCS Amsterdam happened on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Five men went under 2:05 and Tanui ran under 2:18! The TCS Amsterdam is one of the finest races in Europe and new records were set today!
Josu Devasia, Country Head for @TCS Netherlands has run the @TCSadammarathon himself. He knows a thing or two about what this event involves. We believe a few words from an enthusiastic fellow runner will be inspirational. #WebelieveAmsterdam #TCSAM21 #Buildingonbelief pic.twitter.com/7mGdWOHWg1
— TCS @ #WebelieveAmsterdam (@TCS_Europe) October 17, 2021
Tola 2:03:39, A. Tanui 2:17:57
AMSTERDAM (NED, Oct 17): There was incredible depth in the men’s race in the Amsterdam Marathon which saw the top-5 break the 2:05-barrier, the top-11 break the sub-2:07 barrier and the top-21 break the 2:10-barrier. Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola won the men’s race in a course record of 2:03:39 (62:11/61:28) to win by a clear margin from Kenya’s Bernard Koech (2:04:09) and Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase (2:04:12). Kenya’s Jonathan Korir was fourth in 2:04:32 with Eritrea’s Hiskel Tewelde, 35, fifth in a national record of 2:04:35. Khalid Choukoud was the top Dutch finisher, clocking 2:10:25 to finish 22nd. In the women’s race Kenya’s Angela Tanui also set a course record of 2:17:57 with a huge negative split of 70:07/67:50 to move to tenth on the world all-time list. Tanui wore a white ribbon on her singlet in memory of Agnes Tirop who was found dead last week. Maureen Chepkemoi was second in 2:20:18 with Ethiopians Haven Hailu (2:20:19) and Gebiyanesh Ayele (2:21:22) third and fourth respectively. Ruth van der Meijden was sixth in 2:29:55 and the top Dutch finisher.
@TCSadammarathon Delighted to be a part of the event. Had a wonderful experience. So proud to be a part of TCS family. Kudos to every one of you for organizing this event so well.@TCS_Europe @TCS #ProudTCSer#tcsam21 pic.twitter.com/q7r77FZ61G
— saum (@itsm3_saum) October 17, 2021