Romy Fernandez
45,000 people ran this sunny morning in Amsterdam on October 16, 2016 during the The 41st edition of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Alongside the track they were helped by 1,300 volunteers and thousands of enthusiastic spectators, who screamd and clapped the athletes to the finish line. Daniel Wanjiru broke the 3 year old track record by 15 seconds and brought it to 2:05:21, a fantastic achievement! Ethiopias Meselech Melkamu broke off and powered unchallenged to the women title in 2:23:20 to quash the comeback dream London 2012 Olympics silver medallist, Priscah Jeptoo who finished fourth had on her debut in the Dutch city.
With the number 15, the winner of this edition, Daniel Wanjiru with a time of 2:05:19
Mohammad AlQadi who was running his fifth marathon since March of this year, holding the Palestinian flag during the 42.195km. The reason, for the peace and to share awareness about Palestinians.
Museumplein, Amsterdam
All the runners showed the superhero inside of them.
The winner number 15, Daniel Wanjiru and the second winner, Sammy Kitwara
The third winner, Marius Kimutai
With number F3, Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu broke off and powered unchallenged to the women’s title in 2:23:20
The third place was for Eunice Chumba
With number F4 the second place was for Abebech Afework