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One of the finest marathons in Europe, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon will be held this coming Sunday, October 17, 2021. This is a quick update on the elite fields on Sunday, courtesy of our friends at EME News.
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AMSTERDAM (NED): Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase and Tamirat Tola lead the men’s field for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday. Gebresilase’s PB of 2:04:02 is four seconds below the course record, a time that has been matched by Tola. Laban Korir, who was second in the event in 2011, will return for a fifth time. Another Kenyan Jonathan Korir will line up having clocked a recent PB of 2:06:40. Ethiopia’s Abebe Degefa (2:04:51), Chalu Deso (2:04:53) and Aychew Bantie (2:06:23) and Kenya’s Jonathan Korir (2:06:40) are next quickest in the field. Khalid Choukoud and Michel Butter head the domestic entries. Kenya’s Angela Tanui, who lowered her PB to 2:20:08 in winning in Ampugnano in April, is fastest in the women’s elite field. Ethiopia’s Besu Sado, who was fourth in Amsterdam in 2:21:03 in 2019, is back. Ethiopia’s Shasho Insermu, who set her PB of 2:23:28 when second here in 2018, and Haven Hailu (2:23:52) and Kenya’s Maureen Chepkemoi (2:24:16) should also challenge. Ethiopia’s Gebeyanesh Ayele (2:23:23), Genet Ayalew, who was fifth in the World Half in 2016, and Worknesh Alemu, who was sixth in Amsterdam in 2019, are others in the mix. The course record is 2:19:26 by Degitu Azimeraw (2019). Bo Ummels will defend her Dutch title in the race