2018 Volkswagen Prague Marathon elite start lists for Sunday, the 6th of May

After failing to finish the Boston Marathon in April, Galen Rupp is not letting his training go to waste and will be toeing the start line again this weekend in Prague for the 2018 Volkswagen Prague Marathon.
Sisay Lemma winning a past edition of Frankfurt Marathon
2:05:39 is the marathon’s course record being held by Eliud Kiptanui of Kenya.  That record will be on the eyes of the assembled elites on that day, led by Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia who already has a personal best time of 2:04:08 recorded in Dubai marathon in January. The top Kenyan in the start list will be Stephen Chemlany with a personal best time of 2:06:24 which he recorded in 2014.
Amane Beriso 2:20:48 and Amane Gobena 2:21:51 are the favorites in the women’s race given their personal best times that are more than 3 minutes ahead of the rest. But, again many surprises have been witnessed in the recent marathon races and anything could happen here.

Men:

1. Sisay Lemma ETH (2:04:08, Dubai 2018)
2. Stephen Kwelio Chemlany KEN (2:06:24, Seoul 2014)
3. Bazu Worku ETH (2:05:25, Berlin 2010)
4. Mekuant Ayenew ETH (2:09:00, Prague 2017)
5. Galen Rupp USA (2:09:20, Chicago 2017)

6. Suehiro Ishikawa JPN (2:09:10, Otsu 2013)
7. Duncan Maiyo KEN (2:09:25, Eindhoven 2016)
8. Yuma Hattori JPN (2:09:46, Tokyo 2017)
9. Afework Mesfin ETH (2:09:49, Dubai 2013)
10. Japhet Kosgei KEN (2:08:88, Kosice 2015)
1.1 Barselius Kipyego KEN (2:13:06, Ljubljana 2017)
12. Oleksandr Sitkovskyy UKR (2:09:11, Marrakech 2015)
13. Asefa Tefera ETH Debut
14. Felix Kibitok KEN Debut
15. Belay Tilahun ETH Debut

Women:

1. Amane Beriso ETH (2:20:48, Dubai 2016)
2. Amane Gobena ETH (2:21:51, Tokyo 2016)
3. Belaynesh Oljira ETH (2:24:57, Houston 2018)
4. Sara Moreira POR (2:24:49, Prague 2015)
5. Flomena Chepchirchir KEN (2:23:00, Frankfurt 2013)
6. Meseret Mengistu ETH (2:23:26, Paris 2015)
7. Risper Chebet KEN (2:27:23, Prague 2016)
8. Koren Jelela ETH (2:22:43, Toronto 2011)
9. Bornes Jepkirui Kitur KEN (2:28:48, Mumbai 2018)
10. Susan Jeptoo KEN (2:30:57, La Rochelle 2017)

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