Rotterdam Marathon - April 2001


On the 23rd of April, the 2001 edition of the Rotterdam Marathon was run. The weather was very good for running. It was clear with the temperature in the 40s (F).

The Rotterdam Marathon is laid out very well for spectators. You are within a half-mile of being able to see the runners in 3 stages of the race: start, 14 miles, and finish. There was a good size crowd enjoying the running as well as the food supplied by the vendors on Coolsingle.

The flat course lends itself to very good times. This year Josephat Kiprono won the men's race, equaling the course record of 2:06:50 by Ethiopian Belayneh Densamo set in 1988. In the women's race, winner Susan Chepkemei of Kenya finished in 2:25:45.

Lining up to start A smart car getting ready to lead the way Someone decides to sprint out of the blocks Rabbits preparing to set the pace More rabbits
Middle of the pack - 26 miles to go More from the middle of the pack The first group coming off the Erasmus Bridge The first group coming off the Erasmus Bridge The first group coming off the Erasmus Bridge
Second group coming off the Erasmus Bridge Third group coming off the Erasmus Bridge Fourth group coming off the Erasmus Bridge Fifth group coming off the Erasmus Bridge First woman coming off the Erasmus Bridge
Carbo loading cotton candy to prepare for finish More loading Waiting for the finish Josephat Kiprono of Kenya brings it home Josephat Kiprono of Kenya brings it home
Kenneth Cheruiyot of Kenya finishes second Sammy Korir of Kenya in third Susan Chepkemei of Kenya finishes first Susan Chepkemei of Kenya finishes first Masako Koide of Japan finishes
Masako Koide of Japan finishes After a long run, a runner heads for home


Links


Official Rotterdam Marathon Site
Runner's World article on the Rotterdam Marathon

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