Daniel Wanjiru is not a common marathon name in our houses, but this could not go for long after his new record strike at Amsterdam marathon after coming 1st with a record of 2.05.21.
“I have been training well and the weather today was excellent making it possible for me to run my best. I hope the win will inspire me to many more victories in my career,” Wanjiru said.
Last years record was set by Benard Kipyegon
Kenyans took to social media to sens their congratulatory messages.
Congratulations! Team Kenya for doing us proud In #AmsterdamMarathon
Top 3 results
1. Daniel Wanjiru
2. Sammy Kitwara
3. Marius Kimutai
— Scintillator🤫 (@Atanasi_) October 16, 2016
— Leon Lidigu (@LeonLidigu) October 16, 2016
Congratulations to Daniel Wanjiru for winning the Amsterdam Marathon in a new course record and leading a Kenyan 1-2-3 finish. pic.twitter.com/rTfBuKfYPI
— William Samoei Ruto (@WilliamsRuto) October 16, 2016