Uganda’s Mercelyne Chelangat will defend her title at the 34th edition of the Dam Tot Damloop 10miles road race that will be held on Sunday (23) Amsterdam, Holland.
The commonwealth Games bronze medallist will face off with European 10,000m gold medallist Lonah Chemtai Salpeter and Ethiopia’s finest Dibabe Kuma.
The 20 year-old Ugandan who took the last year‘s edition in a time of 53:08 over the distance and 1:08.14 in Half will be lookin to defend her title against Kuma who has a personal best of 52:52 that she got in 2015 at this course and has also a personal best of 1:08.37 in half which is the second leading time among the invited elite athletes.
The Kenyan – Israel runner, Chemtai carries a personal best of 1:08.58 that she got in Valencia in early this year will also show her prowess as she battles with two for the top prize.
Kenya will be represented by the 2014 Commonwealth 10000m gold medallist Joyce Chepkiruir who arrived first in Zaandama and she is focused on the top prize.
The 30 year-old comes to this race with a personal best of 51:30 over the distance and has a personal best of 1:06.18 which is the fastest time in half Marathon that she got in 2014 at Praha and she is the main threat to the three.