Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei failed to lower the course record by four seconds at the 34th edition of the Zevenheuvelenloop 15km Road Race that was held on Sunday (19) in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
The World 10,00m silver medallist champion came to this race with a target to lower the course record of 41:13 that was set in 2010 by Leonard Komon from Kenya, missing it with four seconds to cross the line with a personal best of 41:17 and he was followed by Amdework Welelegn who crossed the line thirty three seconds later with third place going to Noah Kipkemboi from Kenya with 42:43.
“I failed to lower the course record which my main priority but am happy with the win and hopefully will come back to if given the chance to tackle it,” said Cheptegei.
Ethiopia’s Yenew Alamirew and Mekonnen Gebremedhin took the fourth and fifth place in 43:33 and 43:35 respectively.
Great Britains Callum Hawkins finished a disappointing tenth place in 44:45.
- Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 41:17
- Amdework Welelegn (ETH) 42:40
- Noah Kipkemboi (KEN) 42:43
- Yenew Alamirew (ETH) 43:33
- Mekonnen Gebremedhin (ETH) 43:35
- Joseph Katib (UGA) 43:36
- Biya Simbassa (USA) 43:37
- Victor Chumo (KEN) 43:43
- Phielemon Kacheran (KEN) 44:27
- Callum Hawkins (USA) 44:45