Kamiel back in business: 5th in Italy

February 7th 2005 - Almost half a year after his last race, the Olympic 10.000 meter final in Athens, Kamiel ran the European Cup Cross in Mantova, Italy. On a very fast course, the leading group, consisting of many of the best South European international athletes, was quite big. Zersenay Tadesse, Eritrean runner for Adidas Madrid who won bronze in Athens, managed to break away from the group. In the last of 10 kms Kamiel moved up in the group to finish 5th, only one second behind 3rd Roberto Garcia, also from Spain. Kamiel was clearly relieved to be back at this high level after struggling with a number of injuries affecting his lower legs. Next goals are the Dutch 10 K road championships next Sunday in Schoorl and the national cross country championships two weeks later.

Race info

EventECCC Cross Country (EC for Club Teams)
CityMantova (ITA)
DistanceLong race, 9950m
Result28.51 (5th)
Complete result
1       ZERSENAY TADESSE        ETR     1979    CA ADIDAS                       28:34           
2       KHALID EL AAMRI         FRA     1977    OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE          28:45           
3       ROBERTO GARCIA          ESP     1973    CA ADIDAS                       28:50           
4       MANUEL DAMIANO          POR     1979    MARATONA CLUBE DE PORTUGAL      28:51           
5       KAMIEL MAASE            HOL     1971    LEIDEN ATLETIEK                 28:51           
6       GABRIELE DE NARD        ITA     1974    G.A. FIAMME GIALLE              28:52           
7       AHMED EZZOBAYRY         FRA     1978    OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE          28:52           
8       JOSE' RIOS ORTEGA       ESP     1974    CA ADIDAS                       28:52           
9       DENIS CURZI             ITA     1975    C.S. CARABINIERI                28:53           
10      ABDELAH BEHAR           FRA     1963    OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE          28:53           



February 8th 2005

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January 4th 2009Kamiel neemt afscheid in Egmond
November 9th 2008Kamiel awarded 'De Loper'
November 4th 2008Dutch athletics site published 'the week of Kamiel'
August 24th 2008Kamiel in hot Beijing marathon
August 11th 2008Acclimatizing in Fukuoka
August 6th 2008Kamiel in radio show Langs de Lijn
July 16th 2008Final preparations for Beijing marathon
June 26th 2008Preparing for Beijing conditions
June 22nd 2008Kamiel qualifies for Beijing
June 10th 2008Getting ready for qualification
May 9th 2008Battling the injuries
February 11th 2008Bursitis
February 9th 2008Kamiel decides not to start in Schoorl
January 20th 2008Low-key comeback in Mastboscross Breda
November 7th 2007Kamiel elected European athlete of the month
October 21st 2007Kamiel breaks own marathon record in Amsterdam!
October 7th 2007Successful test in Breda
October 1st 2007Request to Chinese government to help the people of Birma
September 23rd 2007Another good ten mile race