Koech, Gebreselama win Solar Montferland 15km titles

Kenyan Geoffrey Koech led a 1-2 podium finish for a podium finish as Kenyans dominated Solar Montferland 15km Road Run today as Ethiopia’s Tsigie Gebreselama won the women’s title.

In a mixture of former Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Brimin Kipruto and current champion Conseslas Kipruto in the mix, Koech won the title in 42:13 leading compatriot Jospaht Boit (42:18) in a 1-2 podium finish for Kenyans.

Ethiopia’s Tesfahun Akalnew destroyed Kenyan party at the podium sweep when he finished third in 42:23 as Kenya’s Robert Keter came 4th in 42:28.

Belgium’s Bashir Abdi (42:29) was 5th followed by Kenyan Stanley Kurgat (42:44), Ethi0pia’s Aychew Bantie (43:34) before Kenyans Willy Ngetich (43:34), Kipruto (43:43) and Brimin completing in tenth position timing 43:45.

In women, Joan Chelimo was second in 47:37 behind champion Gebreselama who timed 47:29.

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