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Erick Sang wins Venloop half marathon

Kenya’s Eric Kiplagat Sang took the top honors on his debut at the 15th edition of the Venloop half marathon held on Sunday (15) in Venloop, Netherlands.

The 21 year-old endured the high temperatures with lead group of seven who shoved each until the half way mark that Sang engaged a high gear leaving them behind as he forged a head cutting the tape in a new personal best of 1:00.55.

Sang was followed by his compatriot Moses Koech who crossed the line in a time of 1:01.20 with Yakoub Labquira from Morocco closing the podium three finishes in 1:02.03.

Kenya’s Edwin Yator and the 2016 African silver medallist in 10,000m, Wilfred Kimeli Kimitei, who was the race favorite came home in fourth and fifth place in 1:02.58 and 1:03.11 respectively.

LEADING RESULTS

21KM MEN

  1. Erick Sang              (KEN) 1:00.56
  2. Moses Koech          (KEN) 1:01.21
  3. Yakoub Labquira   (MAR) 1:02.03
  4. Edwin Yator            (KEN) 1:02.58
  5. Wilfred Kimitei      (KEN) 1:03.11