Bashir Abdi Sunday in the Dutch Rotterdam a successful marathondebuut known. He klokte a time of 2u10:46 and finished eighth. Abdi dived well below the EUROPEAN limit of 2u13:47, but gave up earlier in Berlin for the 10,000 meters to choose from. The Kenyan Kenneth Kipkemoi finished in a time of 2u05:44.
His first marathon began for Abdi on unpleasant manner. He fell in the first few meters on his head. Then he sat for the rest of the first half of the race in a ideal group, which are the pace-makers were attracted to it for the Dutchman Khalid Choukhoud. After less than 25 km fell, however, both the hares as Choukhoud road, and was Abdi there alone. After he split in 1h05:33 of the half marathon passed, and then only fell, it seemed that Abdi would stop. Nothing was less true, because the Gentenaar accelerated only. He may, after his debut all of the eighth Belgian of all time call on the marathon.
Florent Caelen was the second Belgian in 2u15:59. Women also went to the victory to Kenya. Visiline Jepkesho was the best in 2u23:47.