Joshua Cheptegei wins Netherlands race

Under chilly windy conditions, Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei and Susan Kuijken Krumins, a Dutch won the seven hills run in Nijmegen, Netherlands on Sunday.

Cheptegei ran the 15 KM race in 42.07 minutes.  In the women event, Krumins-Susan Kuijken used 49.30 minutes to win the same race.

Joshua Cheptegei crosses the finishing line in Netherlands race
Joshua Cheptegei crosses the finishing line in Netherlands race

 Abrar Osman was second (43.04), followed by Hiskel Tewelde (43.06).

Chepetegi was slower unlike last year’s winner Abdi Nageeye who clocked 43.45.

Jip Vastenburg from Apeldoorn was second in the women in 50.42 behind Krumins as Kanade Furuya finished third with a timing of  52:08.

Runners in the Netherlands road race
Close to 30,000 runners took part in the Netherlands road race in Nijmegen City

Krumins is the first Dutch to win in the women catergory since Carla Beurskens in 1990.

30,000 runners took part in the event that covered all the seven hills of Nijmegen City, covering Nijmegen, Berg en Dal, Holy Land Foundation and Groesbeek.

Suzan Krumins poses with the first and second runners up after the raceCourtesy
Suzan Krumins poses with the first and second runners up after the race

Top 3 performers:

Men

1. Joshua Cheptegei – 42:08

2. Abrar Osman – 43:04

3. Hiskel Tewelde  – 43:06

Women:

1. Susan Krumins – 49:30
2. Jip Vastenburg – 50:42
3. Kanade Furuya –  52:08