Sunday, September 23, 2012

Komon and Kibet win Dam tot Damloop 2012

Leonard Komon crosses the finish line
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Kenya’s Leonard Komon and Sylvia Kibet emerged the winners of the 28th edition of Dam tot Damloop held in Netherlands’ Capital of Amsterdam to Zaandam, Sunday.  
24-year-old Komon crossed the finish line in 44.48 to defend the title, 20 seconds short of Haile Gebrselassie's world best time. He was followed by compatriot Daniel Chebii (45.02) and Ethiopia’s Abera Kuma (45.28) who took second and third place respectively.
In the women division, compatriot Sylvia Kibet made her debut in the Dam tot Damloop memorable winning in 51.42. At the homestretch, she outpaced her fierce rival Bezunesh Bekele from Ethiopia to finish 3 seconds ahead of her.
Bekele came in second in 51.45 while Kenya’s Esther Chemtai settled for third place clocking 52.45.

Top 5 Men
1)      Leonard Komon, Kenya, 44.48
2)      Daniel Chebii, Kenya, 45.02
3)      Abera Kuma, Ethiopia, 45.28
4)      Hillary Kipchumba, Kenya, 45.37
5)      Timothy Kiptoo, Kenya, 46.10

Top 5 Women
1)      Sylvia Kibet, Kenya, 51.42
2)      Bezunesh Bekele, Ethiopia, 51.45
3)      Esther Chemtai, Kenya, 51.54
4)      Hilda Kibet, Netherlands, 52.45
5)      Josephine Chepkoech, Kenya, 53.17

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