Kamiel 5th in tactical race at European Cup

June 19th 2004 - Gusts of wind and showers hit the athletes in the 5000 meter race in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Races at the European Cup are often tactical, but in Bydgoszcz the athletes started at a pace even the webmaster could run. First kilometer in 3:20, 3 km in 9:35. Fifty meters past the 3k mark, Kamiel picked up the pace. The Swedish runner couldn't follow, the others could, despite the good pace (5:12 for the last 2.000 meters) and waited for the last lap. Kamiel was leading all this time, but did not have the speed for a fast lap after his 10k race last week and lost a couple of places. He managed to keep the runners from Sweden and Germany behind, passed the Polish runner in the final 50 meters and took 5th place.

Race info

EventEuropean Cup
CityBydgoszcz (POL)
Distance5000 meter
Result14.47.46 (5th)
Complete result
1  MAYOCK, John         GBR   14:44.71 
2  IVANOV, Sergey       RUS   14:44.75 
3  BENHARI, Moktar      FRA   14:44.78 
4  VINCENTI, Salvatore  ITA   14:46.96 
5  MAASE, Kamiel        NED   14:47.46 
6  SHEGUMO, Yared       POL   14:48.08 
7  GOMBERT, Thorsten    GER   14:54.14 
8  SJQVIST, Erik       SWE   14:57.36 



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