By David Monti with Wim van Hemert
(c) 2009 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai defended his title and set a course record at
today's Fortis Loopfestijn Voorthuizen in the Netherlands today, a 10
kilometer road race.
Mutai, who also won last year's Marathon Eindhoven in a course record
and personal best 2:07:50, clocked 27:39 in Voorthuizen today. That
mark was well under his winning time and previous course record of
28:05 from last year, and was Mutai's first sub-28:00 performance on
the road (he's run 27:52.09 on the track).
Compatriot Wilson Kipsang followed Mutai over the finish line in 27:48,
also a personal best. Kenyan Gilbert Kirwa was a distant third in
Belgian Veerle Dejaeghere won the women's race in 33:28.