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Cheptegei wins in the Netherlands

By Jacky Achan

Added 25th September 2018 08:20 PM

Returning from a knee injury, Cheptegei easily took on the race.

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Returning from a knee injury, Cheptegei easily took on the race.

Joshua Cheptegei ran to victory at the 34th edition of the Dam tot Damloop, a ten-mile IAAF Silver Label road race Sunday in the Netherlands.

Returning from a knee injury since his 5000/10,000m double at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, Cheptegei easily took on the race from the city of Amsterdam to Zaandam, a city in the province of North Holland, Netherlands, to win in a personal best time of 45:15 ahead of Kenya’s Alfred Ngeno.

In the women’s race, Uganda’s Mercyline Chelangat only managed a fourth place finish failing to defend her title.

Lonah Salpeter a Kenyan-Israeli won the women’s race.

Results:

MEN

1. Joshua Cheptegei, UGANDA 45:15

2. Alfred Ngeno, KENYA 45:41

3. Afewerki Berhane, ERITREA 46:04

4. Bashir Abdi, BELGIUM (Somali born) 46:08

WOMEN

1. Lonah Salpeter, ISREAL 50:45

2. Dibabe Kuma, ETHOPIA 50:46

3. Susan Krumins, NETHERLANDS 51:30

4. Mercyline Chelangat, UGANDA 52:08

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