Ronoh is famous for rabbitting Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto at the Olomouc Half and then staying in and beating them in 59:45. Women's field is led by Ethiopia's Koren Jelela (2:22:43) and has five sub-2:25 women.
The 2:08:07 man will face Peter Kirui (2:06:31), Evans Chebet (2:07:46), Deribe Robi (2:06:06), Teferi Kebede (2:07:35). The women are led by Ethiopians Yebrqual Melese (2:23:23), Tadelech Bekele (2:22:51) and Ashete Bekere (2:23:46).
"My body felt empty from the start. No enough speedwork was done due to an injury and I will have new start after some rest. One never knows how far one can go after injuries and I was cautious in training and that did cost me 10-12 seconds per kilometer."
Terer ran 2:08:07 to beat Evans Chebet by 10-seconds. Cuthbert Nyasango was 3rd in a Zambabwe NR of 2:09:52. Moses Mosop had a disappointing race running 2:20:37 for 12th. 2011 NYC champ Dado dominated the women's race in 2:23:34.
Good article with quotes from Mosop and his coach Renato Canova about Mosop's difficulty coming back from the injuries that have plagued him the last couple years.
Mosop says he's not at 100% and faces five sub-2:07 guys. 2011 New York Marathon champion Firehiwot Dado leads the women's field against Flomena Chepchirchir (2:23:00).