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Kamiel wins Egmond half marathon

January 8th 2006 - A week after winning the last race of 2005 Kamiel has won the first major event of 2006, the Half marathon of Egmond aan Zee. The Egmond half marathon is a tough one, with dunes and beach it's almost like a long cross country race. Back in Egmond it was a close sprint between Kamiel, Kenyan Wilson Kigen and Abiyotte Guta from Ethiopia. Maase, already winner in 2001 managed to beat Guta and Kigen, who won the classic event in 2000 and 2002.

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Race info

Date8-jan-2006
EventEgmond Half Marathon
CityEgmond (NED)
DistanceHalf Marathon
Result1.03.29 (1st)
Complete result
1    Kamiel Maase        Leiden Atletiek     1:03:29
2    Wilson Kigen        Kenia               1:03:30
3    Abiyotte Guta       Ethiopië            1:03:30
4    Solomon Tsige       Ethiopië            1:03:37
5    William Kipsang     Kenia               1:03:43
6    Jamal Baligha       Zuidwal             1:03:50
7    Jason Mbote         Kenia               1:04:37
8    Guus Janssen        Nijmegen Atletiek   1:04:41
9    Michel Butter       Lycurgus            1:04:48
10   Jussi Utriainen     Finland             1:04:50

Maase, Chepkemei win 34th Egmond Half Marathon

Sunday 8 January 2006 - Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands - After a year of disappointment through injuries, Dutch multiple record holder Kamiel Maase is back. Eight days after his victory in the Hydron cross at Soest, Maase took top honors at the 34th edition of the Egmond Half Marathon, the classical opening race of the new year. Maase beat former Kenyan winner (2000 and 2002) Wilson Kigen, who won here in 2000 and 2002, and Ethiopian Abyote Guta by just one second, clocking a winning time of 1:03:29. Maase won this race five years ago, then clocking in 1:03.42.

The event is unique in the fact that after three kilometres, passing through the village of Egmond aan Zee, the runners go down through the dunes for a stretch of 7km along the beach, and then a further 11km back on a road surface along the dunes to the finish on the boulevard of Egmond aan Zee.

Maase controls the race
On a gray but not too cold (4 C.) day the men’s race began 8 minutes and 46 seconds after the women’s, creating a race in a race. After a loop through the sea resort of Egmond, a group of thirteen, lead by Maase –“With my long stride I wanted to lead on the sand of the beach” he later said - reached the beach for the seven kilometre stretch over the wet sand. After several lead changes, Maase, Kigen, Guta, Solomon Tsige, William Kipsang and Jamal Baligha were the leaders on the way back to Egmond over the road through the dunes. 200 metres from the finish, Maase, Kigen, and Guta were still together, until the Dutchman’s long strides prevailed in the final sprint.

"It feels fine to win here again," said Maase, who will now begin preparation for a spring marathon. His next race is the Groet 30Km.

Chepkemei, Kibet dominate women's race
The women’s race was an all-Kenyan affair with Susan Chepkemei, winner in 2002, winning again in 1:12:16. Dutch-based compatriot Hilda Kibet came home second in 1:12:21.

Chepkemei and Kibet were in a class of their own in the women’s race after breaking from their main opponents, Germany’s Susanne Ritter and Worknesh Tola of Ethiopia, on the stretch of beach early in the race. On the Boulevard of Egmond aan Zee, Chepkemei was, just by one second, overtaken by Maase.

Source: IAAF, Wim van Hemert

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pim molenaar
January 8th 2006

zo kamiel een goed begin van het jaar. groet pim

wilbert van vliet
January 8th 2006

kamiel, dit belloft nog veel goeds voor de rest van het jaar

Gerrit Barends
January 8th 2006

Goeie race Kamiel, complimenten!!

Matthijs
January 8th 2006

He Kamiel, mooi hoor. Ik weet niet of het aan de tv opname lag maar je leek wel uit het niets te komen met die sprint

Bjorn Paree
January 9th 2006

Van Harte Gefeliciteerd met je overwinning in Egmond !

Hans Klanker
January 9th 2006

SUPER! Wat een sprint, gefeliciteerd!

Richard
January 9th 2006

Kamiel, Een waanzinnige sprint op het eind en een heel slimme wedstrijd gelopen.dit moet je veel vertrouwen geven voor een snelle marathon (Rotterdam), als je in schoorl weer 1hr.30min loop op 30 heb ik er wel vertrouwen in. gefeliciteerd met je overwinning en op naar de volgende. groeten Richard

Marco Pluijm
January 10th 2006

Er wordt wat mij betreft teveel gesproken over het sprintvermogen van de donkere atleten. Als er maar genoeg mensen zijn die het tegen je zeggen, ga je het nog geloven ook. Gelukkig werd je op tijd kwaad op jezelf, waardoor je nu mijns inziens een belangrijke doorbraak hebt gemaakt, namelijk een mentale, de belangrijkste van allemaal. Succes met het overbrengen van deze doorbraak, naar vooral de baan. Groet, Marco

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