Ethiopian runner Tamirat Tola broke the Amsterdam Marathon course record on Sunday with a time of 2:03:38.

October 21, 2021

This year’s Amsterdam Marathon was the fastest in the Men’s race history, led by a course record-breaking performances by Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola.

The race started out with a large group but dwindled down to just six runners by the final kilometers. The win was up for grabs, but it was Tola, the 2017 World Marathon Championships silver medalist, who accelerated and left the group behind. Tola’s time was a new course record, beating the previous record of 2:04:06 set by Lawrence Cherono in 2018 by 28 seconds.

Kenyan Bernard Koech finished behind Tola in second in 2:04:09, sprinting to the finish just ahead of Ethiopian Leul Gebresilase, who took third place in 2:04:12.

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