Hillary Kipchirchir Chepkwony of Kenya wins Wehr Venloop Half-Marathon 2023.

VENLO, Netherlands (March 26) – Thousands of runners took part in the 2023 Wehr Venloop Half-Marathon on Sunday, with the course record broken in the men’s race and three women running sub-1:09:00 despite missing out on breaking the women’s record.

Organizers reported a significant increase in finishers, from 5,016 last year to 7,813 this year, while Hillary Kipchirchir of Kenya led the pack in the men’s race, setting a new personal best of 59:20 and breaking the men’s course record of 59:44 set by Kenyans Geoffrey Yegon in 2016 and Stephen Kiprop in 2018. – Read more: Publix Atlanta Half Marathon 2023 results; wins for Chepkirui and Kidanu

Kenyans dominated the men’s race, with Isaiyah Lasoi finishing second with a personal best time of 59:27 and Josphat Kiprotich taking third with a time of 59:41 to round out the podium places. Eritrea’s Samson Amare and Morocco’s Yakoub Labquira rounded out the top five with respective times of 1:00:24 and 1:00:47.

In the women’s division, Betelihem Afenigus of Ethiopia took first place after clocking a time of 1:08:27 to lead an Ethiopia sweep of the podium spots. Afenigus was followed home by Medhin Gebreslassie and Rediet Daniel who finished with times of 1:08:38 and 1:08:46, respectively for second and third.

None of the women were able to break the course record of 1:07:49, which was set by Kenya’s Nancy Kiprop in 2018.

The Wehr Venloop Half-Marathon 2023 attracted runners from around the world, including participants from Ethiopia, Kenya, Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.

Wehr Venloop Half-Marathon 2023 Results

Men’s Half Marathon:

  1. Hillary Kipchirchir Chepkwony (KEN) – 59:20:00
  2. Isaiyah Lasoi (KEN) – 59:27:00
  3. Josphat Kiprotich (KEN) – 59:41:00
  4. Samsom Amare (ERI) – 1:00:24
  5. Yakoub Labquira (MAR) – 1:00:47
  6. Charles Muneria (KEN) – 1:01:20
  7. Peter Kipsirat (KEN) – 1:02:21
  8. Filmon Tesfu (NED) – 1:02:58
  9. Isaac Kipsang (KEN) – 1:02:59
  10. Khalid Choukoud (NED) – 1:03:03
  11. Fikadu Haftu (ETH) – 1:03:09
  12. Mohamed El Ghazouany (MAR) – 1:03:54
  13. Bas Van Hooren (NED) – 1:03:55
  14. Shimels Solomon (ETH) – 1:04:00
  15. Gianluca Assorgia (NED) – 1:05:08
  16. Remyo Tielsema (NED) – 1:05:20
  17. Manuel De Backer (NED) – 1:05:35
  18. Daan Reintjes (NED) – 1:06:18
  19. Dominic Bersee (NED) – 1:07:17
  20. Niels Te Pas (NED) – 1:07:20

Women’s Half Marathon:

  1. Betelihem Afenigus (ETH) – 1:08:27
  2. Medhin Gebreslassie (ETH) – 1:08:38
  3. Rediet Daniel Molla (ETH) – 1:08:46
  4. Nelly Jeptoo (KEN) – 1:09:49
  5. Ümmü Kiraz (TUR) – 1:12:19
  6. Jacelyn Gruppen (NED) – 1:12:59
  7. Beatrice Chepkemoi Mutai (KEN) – 1:13:12
  8. Anna Bańkowska (POL) – 1:14:21
  9. Shantoshi Shrestha (NEP) – 1:16:44
  10. Susan Van Weperen (NED) – 1:17:06
  11. Kim Dillen (NED) – 1:17:16
  12. Leentje Hellemans (BEL) – 1:17:32
  13. Anna-Lina Dahlbeck (GER) – 1:18:32
  14. Ilse Van De Wijgert (NED) – 1:19:12
  15. Layne Hammer (USA) – 1:19:14
  16. Imme Lammertink (NED) – 1:19:44
  17. Sara Van Grunsven (NED) – 1:20:19
  18. Marit Bergmann (GER) – 1:20:20
  19. Lena Erja Müller (GER) – 1:21:18
  20. Katja Tegler (GER) – 1:21:23

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