Kotut is the younger brother of former London Marathon winner Martin Lel. Visiline Jepksesho won the women's race in 2:25:53. *Results
Korir faces former Paris winner Peter Some (2:05:38) while Cherop is up against Shure Demise (2:20:59). Canadians Eric Gillis and Lanni Merchant lead fields for the Canadian national champs.
Is Rotterdam worthy of WMM Status? Rotterdam has four men who've run sub-2:05 and eight men who have gone sub-2:07, including last year's runner-up Bernard Koech and '11 WC bronze medalist Feyisa Lilesa. Paris is wide open as 13 men have broken 2:08; 12:51/26:51 man Vincent Chepkok will also run in his 2nd career marathon.