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Isaac Kimeli surprised on EK

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Belgian, last year thuisgelaten by association of athletics, runs to silver paste

Isaac Kimeli surprised on EK

Isaac Kimeli wanted something to straighten in Tilburg, and did so with aplomb. He brought silver to take home.

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Belgian, last year thuisgelaten by association of athletics, runs to silver paste

Isaac Kimeli surprised on EK

Isaac Kimeli wanted something to straighten in Tilburg, and did so with aplomb. He brought silver to take home.

VELDLOPENEuropese championships

TilburgDecember 2017. Isaac Kimeli is to his own surprise, and that of many others, by the Belgian bond thuisgelaten of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS cross country running. The athlete from Halle, and in his early childhood, Kenya, focuses on the summer season. Here he does everything behind, let go, surely if he at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Berlin, a handsome fifth place on the finish line in the 5,000 meters. A quarter of an hour later, the joy road. Kimeli is disqualified, because he was in the first few meters over a cone got.

December 2018. In safaripark the Beekse Bergen in Tilburg affects Kimeli at the parcoursverkenning on Saturday, a circulation that, to him, not at all like it. ‘That mud is not my thing. Top ten would already be very nice, ” he said.

It runs completely different. The 24-year-old loopwonder follows the entire game to alert the lead group. The group thin out out of of ten, to six, to four. Kimeli continues to accost. In the last round, he goes on, and only the Norwegian Filip Ingebrigtsen can. That turns out to be in the sprint too strong for our fellow countryman, the gender Ingebrigtsen – the three brothers, Jacob, Henrik and Filip – thread already for seven years the titles to each other. ‘Revenge should never be the only motive, but I must admit that the me a extra push in the back gave, ” says Kimeli afterwards.

Belgian foursome by the basket

‘Revenge should never be the only motive, but I have to admit that the me a extra push in the back gave’

Isaac Kimeli

The Belgian foursome on the Mixed Relays are quit heavy, with a seventh place. The gold was to Spain.

It went all wrong when startloper Ishmael Debjani. In principle, he must have the capacity to work with the best athletes of Europe to go along, but it was way in the back. Elise Vanderelst could then as a second loopster what towns make up, but the front runners were already going to fly. Pieter-Jan Hannes ran as a third runner, a strong match, and could continue to move up, but the calf was already drowned for the Belgian team. Slotloopster Sofie Van located just a short wal could stand in seventh place. (dits,blg)

Results: men: 1. Filip INGEBRIGTSEN (Nor) 10.3 km in 28.49; 2. Isaac Kimeli 28.52; 3. Aras Kaya (Tur) 28.56; 4. Kaan Kigen Özbilen (Tur) 29.04; 5. Napoleon Solomon (Swe) 29.12; 6. Yemaneberhan Crippa (Ita) 29.14; 7. Polat Kemboi Arikan (Tur) 29.14; 8. Adel Mechaal (Spa) 29.20; 9. Marc Scott (GBr) 29.21; 10. Sean Tobin (Ipr) 29.22…15. Robin Hendrix 29.36; 21. Dame Tasama 29.47; 22. Michael Somers 29.49

Women: 1. Yasemin CAN (Tur) 8.3 km in 26.05; 2. Fabienne Schlumpf (Sui) 26.06; 3. Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal (Nor) 26.07; 4. Susan Krumins (Ned) 26.16; 5. Jip Vastenburg (Ned) 26.45; 6. Elena Burkard (Ger) 26.53; 7. Charlotte Arter (GBr) 26.57; 8. Melissa Courtney (GBr) 26.59; 9. Pippa Woolven (GBr) 27.02; 10. Jess Piasecki (GBr) 27.03..22. Nina Lauwaert 27.34; Imana Truyerts 27.59; 54. Hanna Vandenbussche 28.26

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