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The Zurich Marathon de Barcelona course Record was set in 2010, when Jackson Kotut clocked 2:07:30.
Anthony Maritim, winner in 2018, wants to retain the crown. 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.(02/28/2019) Views: 1,224 ⚡AMP
The race is popular both with pro athletes and amateurs and provides a unique running experience in and around Zurich. The route runs for the most part along Lake Zurich and consequently is not only attractive as a sports event, but also visually. The start and finish lines are at the upper lake basin and go through downtown Zurich, which...more...