Israel’s Lornah Chemtai surprised many when she beat Ethiopia’s Dibabe Kuma to second at 34th edition of the Dam2Damloop 10miles road race that was held on Sunday (23) Amsterdam, Holland.
The European 10,000m gold medallist took to the fields that had the defending the defending champion, Mercelyne Chelangat and Ethiopia’s finest Kuma.
Both athletes came with their personal best of 53:08 and 52:52 but both could not match the pace of the Kenyan-Israel athlete. The rains could not be allowed to dampen the race as Chemtai ran almost the entire course with Kuma being a threat at the finish line but she held on to claim her first victory on Dutch soil as she cruised passed the tape in a new personal best of 50:45.
Kuma came in second and was given the same time as Chemtai.
European 10,000m siver medallist Susan Krumins, was the first Ducth to cross the line in third place in 51:29.
Defending champion and commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Chelagat managed to finish a distant fourth in 52:07 with Kenya’s Evaline Chirchir crossing the line in fifth in 52:33.
- Lornah Chemtai (ISR) 50:45
- Dibabe Kuma (ETH) 50:45,
- Susan Krumins (NED) 51:29
- Mercelyne Chelangat (UG) 52:07
- Evaline Chirchir (KEN) 52:33