The Zurich Marathon de Barcelona course Record set nine years ago is under attack with an easier course, less curves, wider streets and less unevenness
The Zurich Marathon de Barcelona course Record was set in 2010, when Jackson Kotut clocked 2:07:30. Jackson Kotut has this record in his sights.
Anthony Maritim, winner in 2018, wants to retain the crown however. Anthony clocked a PR in the Condal City 2:08:08 last year and will now try to improve on it. The course this year is an easier circuit, with less curves, wider streets and less unevenness.
Laban Korir, with the second best mark of all the participants, 2:05:54 achieved in Amsterdam 2016. Last year he clocked 2:05:58 in Rotterdam, a record that suggests that he has many options to reduce the top of Barcelona.
Eliud Kiptanui is the one with the best mark of all the participants: 2:05:21, achieved in Berlin 2015. Also in the field is Kenya’s Laban Mutai who clocked 2:07:38 a PR in Eindhoven last autumn.
The Ethiopians look very strong too, Adebe Negewo Degefa is in good shape after his great second place at the eDreams Mitja Marató in Barcelona, just one second behind the winner, Eric Kiptanui. His compatriot Limenih Getachew with 02:06:49, also aspires to beautiful things.
posted Thursday February 28th