For his fifth appearance at the NN Marathon Rotterdam, Kipserem is looking to make a comeback: victory, a PR and parcours record!  In order to do so, he will have to take care of the Olympic top duo ‘Abdi & Abdi’, amongst others. Best pals Abdi Nageeye and Bashir Abdi divvied up silver and bronze at the Tokyo Olympics after a blood-curdling finale, in which Nageeye gave everybody goosebumps when he thrillingly piloted his training buddy to third place.

Dawit Wolde (30) will complete the line-up of the podium of the spectacular 40th NN Marathon Rotterdam by also appearing on 10 April. In October, the Ethiopian finished third behind Bashir Abdi and Marius Kipserem in a personal record of 2.04.27.

The fifth top athlete to feature at the NN Marathon Rotterdam is Kiprop Reuben Kipyego (25). The Kenyan has a personal record of 2.03.55. Kipyego wants to beat that time at the Coolsingel.

Remco Barbier, the NN Marathon Rotterdam’s Director: ,,After having already presented Abdi Nageeye and Bashir Abdi, the addition of Kipserem, Wolde and Kipyego to the field of competitors has sparked even more allure. I am expecting it to be an exciting and very fast race. It will inspire all other participants to aspire to surpass their level on our fast parcours.’’

Top-5 participants 41st NN Marathon Rotterdam with personal record:

1. Bashir Abdi (Bel) 03.36 (2021, Rotterdam)
2. Kiprop Reuben Kipyego (Ken) 03.55 (2021, Milan)
3. Marius Kipserem (Ken) 04.04 (2021, Rotterdam)
4. Dawit Wolde (Eth) 04.27 (2021, Rotterdam)
5. Abdi Nageeye (Neth) 06.17 (2019, Rotterdam)

Saturday 9 April

  • 11:30 hours                        Your Marathon Challenge                        
  • 13:15 hours                        NN Kids Runs 1 km – Ages 6-7
  • 13:30 hours                        NN Kids Runs 1 km – Age 8                       
  • 13:45 hours                        NN Kids Runs 1 km – Age 9                       
  • 14:00 hours                        NN Kids Runs 1 km – Age 10                     
  • 14:15 hours                        NN Kids Runs 2.5 km – Ages 7-11              
  • 14:45 hours                        NN Kids Runs 2.5 km – Ages 12-15                          
  • 15:30 hours                        City Run Rotterdam (4.2 km)
Sunday 10 April

  • 09:15 hours                        1/4 Marathon Rotterdam
  • 10:00 hours                        NN Marathon Rotterdam       
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