The Norwegian cabin belonging to sondre Norstad Moen Sunday in an impressive way the marathon in the Japanese Fukuoka won. He completed the 42,195 km in 2u05:48 and popped up as the first Europeans, under the 2u06.
For the 26-year-old Moen it was only the fourth marathon of his career. He improved his personal record that he set in april in Hanover walked, with less than four minutes, and 19 seconds. Moen took the for the Uganda olympic champion of 2012 Stephen Kiprotich (2u07:10), and the Japanese Suguru Osako (2u07:19). For comparison, the Belgian record of Vincent Rousseau, 1995, is 2u07:19. The world record of the Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto dates back to 28 september 2014. He ran in Berlin 2u02:57.
“I knew I had 2:07 could run, on a good day was 2:06 might be possible, I thought. But 2:05, that I had never dared to expect. But the weather was good and I could find a good pace by the hares. In the slot I still had a lot of energy to the race to walk,” said Moen to the IAAF.
The previous European record was 2u06:10 and was there since 20 march 2016 in the name of Kaan Kigen Özbilen, a Turk of Kenyan origin, who was his personal best in Seoul dropped.
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