44th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on 24 September 2017

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IAAF org: A battle of former champions - Milan Marathon preview

Men’s race - A battle of former champions


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The spotlight of  Sunday’s (4 December) Samsung Milano City Marathon will be a battle between defending champion Daniel Cheribo and his Kenyan compatriot Michael Rotich.

Rotich revealed his potential in 2002 when he finished second in this race behind compatriot Robert Cheruiyot after a breathtaking sprint in the final metres of the race. Both Kenyans, along with Italian Daniele Caimmi, clocked 2:08:59 but victory went to Cheruiyot in an extremely close photo-finish.

Springboard for future Marathon stars.

The Marathon in Milano has always been a springboard for future Marathon stars. Cheruiyot and Rotich continued their successful road racing careers the following spring, with Cheruiyot winning the 2003 Boston Marathon in 2:10:11, while Rotich claimed an outstanding victory in the Paris Marathon with an 2:06:33, still 13th on the all-time list. Rotich, who was eighth in the 2003 World Championships in Paris and runner-up in Rotterdam in 2004, returns to Milan after his recent seventh place showing at rea,- BERLIN-MARATHON in September (2:10:53) ::: 

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