From USA Galen Rupp will make his debut in a road race out of US soil next sunday. A world class athlete who is the 3000(i)m, 2mile (i), 5000(i)m and 10.000m National Record Holder, Olympic Silver (10.000 '12) and Bronze (Marathon '16) medal, winner of Chicago Marathon and 2nd place in Boston Marathon last year: 60:30 in half marathon and 26:44 in 10.000m
His best contender will be Justus Kangogo from Kenya, winner of the last edition in 59:31 (PR) and able to run 10k road race in 27:51, an another sub60 runner from Ethiopia Dino Sefir, 59:44 as PR in 2011.
From Kenya Stephen Chebogut 2nd place at Paris Marathon last year and 60:19 as PR in half marathon, Moses Kibet 8th place at World XC Championship in 2015 at hs debut in half marathon.
The pacemaker will be Emmanuel Kipsang who has a PR of 60:14 so we will probably see a race to run 59:30.
Also athletes from Uganda in RomaOstia : Solomon Mutai bronze medal in marathon at World Champs in Bejing (Chn) in 2015 and 61.26 on halfMarathon.
Also mountainrunning world is represented in RomaOstia by american Joe Gray who came to Rome to improve his PB and run very closed to 62min.
The women race will be lead by the ethiopian Amane Beriso Shankule 2nd place in Praha Marathon last year and PR 68:43 run in this race and the kenyan Rebecca Chesir 4th place in the edition and 68:21 as PR.
Our favourite should be Haftanmesh Tesfay Hailu (Eth) who clocked an incredible 2h20.13 placing 5th in DubaiMarathon last january.
Race will be broadcasted outside Italy of Eurosport Player from 10.30 am CET while in Italy on FoxSports Italy same timetable.
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