20 km of Brussels

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The 20 km of Brussels (French: 20 km de Bruxelles, Dutch: 20 km door Brussel) is a 20.1 km race that has been held each year in Brussels since 1980, usually in May. It used to have a maximum number of 25,000 entries, which were normally sold out quite quickly after places go on sale in March, but in 2010 a staggered start-time approach led to an increased maximum number of entries of 30,000.

The race is a major event in Brussels, with a large turnout of supporters. The course is quite challenging, particularly due to the gentle, long overall climb and several tunnels between kilometer three and seven as well as the long and step climb on Avenue de Tervueren towards the end of the race.

The exact course distance has varied over time. The 2014 course officially covers 20.1km. The course often did not cover a complete 20 km circuit in its early history. The 2000 race was significantly shorter than the full distance and both the men's and women's winners finished the race more than three minutes ahead of the world records at the time.[1]

Past winners[edit]

KEY:       Course record

Italics = Short course
Year Men's race Country Time (h:m:s) Women's race Country Time (h:m:s)
2014 Gilbert Kipruto Kirwa  Kenya 59:05 Ria Thienpondt  Belgium 1:17:21
2013 Peter Kariuki Wanjiru  Kenya 59:22 Catherine Lallemand  Belgium 1:13:07
2012 Faisa Tasama Dame  Ethiopia 1:00:52 Francine Niyonizigiye  Burundi 1:13:09
2011 Najim El Qady  Morocco 59:41 Francine Niyonizigiye  Burundi 1:12:08
2010 Onesphore Nkunzimana  Burundi 1:01:29 Alemitu Bekele  Belgium 1:11:42
2009 Najim El Qady  Morocco 1:00:00 Alemitu Bekele  Belgium 1:16:38
2008 Willy Kiptarbei  Kenya 1:00:36 Fatiha Baouf  Belgium 1:10:56
2007 Abduh Bakhet Mohamed  Qatar 1:00:23 Catherine Lallemand  Belgium 1:12:13
2006 Rik Ceulemans  Belgium 1:02:37 Catherine Lallemand  Belgium 1:12:21
2005 Koen van Rie  Belgium 1:02:06 Catherine Lallemand  Belgium 1:10:05
2004 Jussi Utriainen  Finland 1:00:59 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:10:45
2003 Jussi Utriainen  Finland 1:02:38 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:08:54
2002 Ahmed Jaber  Qatar 1:02:03 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:07:46
2001 Joseph Sitienei  Kenya 1:01:23 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:10:48
2000 Simon Kasimili  Kenya 52:42 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:00:07
1999 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 1:00:32 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:10:25
1998 Ondoro Osoro  Kenya 56:15 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:05:07
1997 Simon Bor  Kenya 55:59 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:03:32
1996 Wilson Omwoyo  Kenya 55:41 Marleen Renders  Belgium 1:03:57
1995 Vincent Rousseau  Belgium 56:30 Lieve Slegers  Belgium 1:03:27
1994 Julius Ondieki  Kenya 56:06 Lyudmila Afonjushkina  Russia 1:05:38
1993 Julius Ondieki  Kenya 56:58 Lidia Chulanova  Russia 1:06:48
1992 David Long  United Kingdom 57:48 Maria Ostrovskaya  Ukraine 1:08:20
1991 Ivan Uvizl  Czech Republic 57:28 Ria Van Landeghem  Belgium 1:07:06
1990 Douglas Wakiihuri  Kenya 57:21 Veronique Marot  United Kingdom 1:06:12
1989 Michael McLeod  United Kingdom 58:23 Veronique Marot  United Kingdom 1:07:01
1988 Steve Brace  United Kingdom 59:17 Francine Peeters  Belgium 1:08:03
1987 Dirk Vanderherten  Belgium 57:50 Agnes Pardaens  Belgium 1:05:23
1986 Dirk Vanderherten  Belgium 58:40 De Bruycker  Belgium 1:08:24
1985 Christopher Woodhouse  United Kingdom 58:58 Nfn van Bost  Belgium 1:13:11
1984 Alex Hagelsteens  Belgium 57:15 Denise Verhaert  Belgium 1:08:47
1983 Dirk Vanderherten  Belgium 58:00 Denise Verhaert  Belgium 1:08:47
1982 Frederik Vandervennet  Belgium 1:00:00 Daniele Justin  Belgium 1:12:42
1981 Frederik Vandervennet  Belgium 59:00 De Beyns  Belgium 1:07:00
1980 Werner Mory  Belgium 1:03:00 Magda Ilands  Belgium 1:15.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civai, Franco (2010-06-03). Brussels 20 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-12-14.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°49′17″N 4°24′17″E / 50.8214°N 4.4047°E / 50.8214; 4.4047