On Sunday 8 October, Kenyan Kenneth Kipkemoi managed to win the 39th edition of the ASML Marathon Eindhoven in a time of 2:04:52. In doing so, he tightened the course record from 2012 by more than 50 seconds. Belgium’s Chloe Herbiet was the first woman (2:27:54) to become Belgian Champion.

Among the elite men, the first half of the race saw good teamwork. Kipkemoi managed to create a gap with compatriots Cyrus Mutai and Dominic Ngeno after 30 kilometres. In the final kilometres, Kipkemoi proved supreme and raced to the course record. Cyrus Mutai took silver in a time of 2:06:11. Dominic Ngeno (2:07:26) completes the all-Kenyan podium. The Belgian Marathon champion is Gerd Devos. He finishes 10th in 2:21:21.

In the women, Ethiopian Tiki Gelana started strongly, but soon found herself running solo. Belgian duo Chloe Herbiet and Astrid Verhoeven then manage to pass Gelana halfway through the race. Debutant Chloe Herbiet is the strongest, with a time of 2:27:54 she becomes Belgian Champion. Silver is for Verhoeven (2:29:21) and bronze for Gelana (2:23:17).

The ASML Marathon Eindhoven is known as an event where a large part comes from the region. This can be seen especially among the recreational participants. Local topper Dennis de Freytas finishes as the best Dutchman in 13th place, just like in 2022. This with a time of 2:22:37.

Besides the top runners, some 27,000 participants will start this marathon weekend across the various running distances from 1.6 km to the marathon.

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