Egmond Half Marathon

The Egmond Half Marathon (Dutch: Egmond Halve Marathon) is an annual half marathon race over 21.1 kilometres that has been staged in Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands since 1973. The competition normally takes place in early January. Sections of the road race cross along the beach and sand dunes of the village, situated on the North Sea coast. The 2010 edition of the race was cancelled due to poor weather conditions, marking the first break in the race's history.[1]

Egmond Half Marathon
Dateearly January
LocationEgmond aan Zee, Netherlands
Event typeRoad running
DistanceHalf marathon
Primary sponsorNationale-Nederlanden
Course recordsMen: 1:00:46 (2012)
Ethiopia Dawit Wolde
Women: 1:10:36 (2001)
Kenya Susan Chepkemei
Official siteEgmond Half Marathon
Participants713 (2020)
768 (2019)

In addition to the elite level races, the event features recreational fun runs for the public, including a team race for friends or colleagues.[2] The first editions of the event attracted around 1000 runners – a number which increased to over 5000 runners by the mid-1980s. A record 10,370 participants competed in 2000 and the race continued to grow in popularity, attracting over 16,500 people for the 2009 edition.[3] A quarter marathon is also held annually and starts several hours before the half marathon.

The event is organised by Le Champion – a Dutch running club which also organises the Dam tot Damloop and Zandvoort Circuit Run, among other races.[4]

WinnersEdit

Key:   Course record   Course was roughly 100 m short

 
Kenyan Tegla Loroupe won six times consecutively from 1993 to 1998.
 
Dutch runner Greg van Hest won in 1999 but the course was considered short.
 
The 2004 winner William Kipsang has also won the Amsterdam Marathon.
Edition Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1st March 11, 1973   Joop Smit (NED) 1:14:15   Plonie Scheringa (NED) 1:40:00
2nd January 13, 1974   Geert Jansen (NED) 1:14:12   Quirien Kossen (NED) 1:41:40
3rd January 12, 1975   Johan Kijne (NED) 1:11:15   Hennie Visserman (NED) 1:38:00
4th January 11, 1976   Barry Kneppers (NED) 1:11:46   Corrie Konings (NED) 1:26:00
5th January 8, 1977   Theo Geutjes (NED) 1:08:40   Corrie Konings (NED) 1:24:00
6th January 8, 1978   Theo Verbeek (NED) 1:06:25   Marja Wokke (NED) 1:19:45
7th January 7, 1979   Gerard Tebroke (NED) 1:15:50   Marja Wokke (NED) 1:27:55
8th January 6, 1980   Gerard Mentink (NED) 1:07:03   Marja Wokke (NED) 1:19:35
9th January 4, 1981   Steve Kenyon (ENG) 1:08:03   Marja Wokke (NED) 1:21:21
10th January 10, 1982   Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:06:59   Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 1:17:06
11th January 9, 1983   Marti ten Kate (NED) 1:06:45   Annie van Stiphout (BEL) 1:21:30
12th January 8, 1984   Alex Hagelsteens (BEL) 1:06:37   Francine Peeters (BEL) 1:18:20
13th January 6, 1985   Peter Rusman (NED) 1:10:21   Wilma Rusman (NED) 1:22:21
14th January 12, 1986   Henrik Jørgensen (DEN) 1:07:07   Carla Beurskens (NED) 1:18:16
15th January 11, 1987   Michael Bishop (WAL) 1:05:11   Magda Ilands (BEL) 1:19:30
16th January 10, 1988   Marti ten Kate (NED) 1:03:26   Kersti Jacobsen (DEN) 1:14:55
17th January 8, 1989   Henrik Jørgensen (DEN) 1:05:28   Dorthe Rasmussen (DEN) 1:14:45
18th January 10, 1990   Marti ten Kate (NED) 1:03:32   Carla Beurskens (NED) 1:13:25
19th January 13, 1991   Tonnie Dirks (NED) 1:05:12   Alena Peterková (TCH) 1:15:03
20th January 12, 1992   Joseph Keino (KEN) 1:03:38   Heléna Barócsi (HUN) 1:12:17
21st January 10, 1993   Philemon Hanneck (ZIM) 1:04:04   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:10:41
22nd January 2, 1994   John Kiprono (KEN) 1:04:47   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:13:29
23rd January 8, 1995   Getaneh Tessema (ETH) 1:03:56   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:11:58
24th January 14, 1996   Elijah Lagat (KEN) 1:03:09   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:15:19
25th January 12, 1997   John Kiprono (KEN) 1:05:07   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:13:03
26th January 11, 1998   Germán Silva (MEX) 1:03:08   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:11:47
27th January 10, 1999   Greg van Hest (NED) 1:01:19   Irma Heeren (NED) 1:10:03
28th January 9, 2000   Wilson Kipkemboi (KEN) 1:02:41   Tegla Loroupe (KEN) 1:12:14
29th January 14, 2001   Kamiel Maase (NED) 1:03:42   Susan Chepkemei (KEN) 1:10:36
30th January 13, 2002   Wilson Kipkemboi (KEN) 1:02:40   Susan Chepkemei (KEN) 1:11:39
31st January 12, 2003   Luc Krotwaar (NED) 1:03:43   Lornah Kiplagat (KEN) 1:12:29
32nd January 11, 2004   William Kipsang (KEN) 1:04:51   Jane Ekimat (KEN) 1:17:41
33rd January 9, 2005   Robert Chebor (KEN) 1:03:35   Hilda Kibet (KEN) 1:13:18
34th January 8, 2006   Kamiel Maase (NED) 1:03:29   Susan Chepkemei (KEN) 1:12:16
35th January 14, 2007   Eshetu Wondimu (ETH) 1:04:14   Hilda Kibet (KEN) 1:13:25
36th January 13, 2008   Mulugeta Wami (ETH) 1:04:33   Shuru Deriba (ETH) 1:13:22
37th January 11, 2009   Wilson Kipsang (KEN) 1:05:36   Workitu Ayanu (ETH) 1:16:33
Not held due to bad weather
38th January 9, 2011   Ayele Abshero (ETH) 1:02:23   Abebech Afework (ETH) 1:12:53
39th January 8, 2012   Dawit Wolde (ETH) 1:00:46   Meseret Hailu (ETH) 1:11:18
40th January 13, 2013   Abera Kuma (ETH) 1:01:20   Helah Kiprop (KEN) 1:10:55
41st January 12, 2014   Ayele Abshero (ETH) 1:02:52   Guteni Shone (ETH) 1:11:55
42nd January 11, 2015   Azmeraw Mengistu (ETH) 1:03:01   Purity Rionoripo (KEN) 1:11:40
43rd January 10, 2016   Yekeber Bayabel (ETH) 1:08:08   Genet Yalew (ETH) 1:19:02
44th January 8, 2017   Dawit Wolde (ETH) 1:02:41   Desi Mokonin (BHR) 1:12:08
45th January 14, 2018   Edwin Kiptoo (KEN) 1:02:36   Zeyneba Yimer (ETH) 1:12:19
46th January 13, 2019   Ayele Abshero (ETH) 1:04:57   Haven Desse (ETH) 1:14:51
47th January 12, 2020   Bashir Abdi (BEL) 1:08:23   Tsehay Gemechu (ETH) 1:20:29

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2011-01-10). Abshero and Afework score Ethiopian double in Egmond aan Zee. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-10.
  2. ^ English-info - Business Run Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine. Egmond Halve Marathon. Retrieved on 2011-01-10.
  3. ^ Statistics Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine. Egmond Halve Marathon. Retrieved on 2011-01-10.
  4. ^ Wat is Le Champion (in Dutch). Le Champion. Retrieved on 2011-01-10.
List of winners

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