Fantastic ASML Marathon Eindhoven breaks records

The 39th edition of the ASML Marathon Eindhoven goes into the books as a record edition. With a record number of 27,000 participants at the start and, as icing on the cake, a new course record, the organisation looks back on a successful edition. Participants, volunteers and spectators: thank you for your enthusiasm!

The morning started at 9am with the youngest participants of the day at the Jumbo Mini Marathon. These toppers ran 1.6 km with their friends, girlfriends or parents as coaches to earn a nice medal.

The starting location on Montgomerylaan had many starting times today. The first of the day was the RSM City Run 5 km. For fans of a fast 5 km as well as novice runners, this distance is a treat for everyone. The 1/4 Marathon also started here, which like the (half) marathon ran across the Herdgang and Strijp-S.

At 10.00am on Mathildelaan was the starting shot of the ASML Marathon, the magical distance of 42.195 km. With at the front of the race a thrilling race between top Kenyan runners, with Kenneth Kipkemoi making history. He broke the 11-year-old course record by more than 50 seconds! Among the women, it was Tiki Gelana who had to relinquish the lead to Belgium’s Chloe Herbiet and Astrid Verhoeven. As a debutant at the marathon, Chloe Herbiet was the strongest today, crowning her victory by also becoming Belgian Marathon Champion.

Besides the elite, there were many marathon runners who managed to finish successfully on the Vestdijk. In particular, the conviviality on Stratumseind gave just the necessary final push. At the finish, everyone was full of euphoria!

The day ended with the popular ASML Half Marathon. In three start waves, thousands of runners moved through the streets of the heart of Eindhoven. Thousands of spectators flocked to the city centre to cheer on the runners. This makes the ASML Marathon Eindhoven one of the most enjoyable running events in the Netherlands.

Among the participants, there were also many runners who had put their participation under the sign of charity. An amount of €445,392 was raised for KWF under the slogan ‘Run against cancer’, together with all donations from the participants.

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