Lotto Cross Cup Brussels
|Lotto Cross Cup Brussels|
The course is run in the park grounds near the Royal Palace of Laeken
|Event type||Cross country|
|Distance||10.5 km for men
6 km for women
|Official site||Lotto Cross Cup Brussels|
The Lotto Cross Cup Brussels, also known as the IRIS Lotto Cross Cup, is an annual cross country running competition that takes place in mid-December in Brussels, Belgium. It is part of the Lotto Cross Cup series of races and is classed as an IAAF permit meeting, making athletes' performances eligible for qualification into the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
Thousands of runners compete in the meeting each year, based in Laeken park, and amateur 5K and 10K races take place in addition to the professional races. The meeting was postponed in 2008 because the European Cross Country Championships (previously scheduled to take place in Ostend) had to be moved to the Brussels course following difficulties due to the weather. The quality of the competition is high, with past winners including multiple world champions Paul Tergat and Kenenisa Bekele.
Past senior race winners
|Year||Men's winner||Time (m:s)||Women's winner||Time (m:s)|
|2001||Serhiy Lebid (UKR)||?||Edith Masai (KEN)|
|2002||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)||35:14||Galina Bogomolova (RUS)||22:44|
|2003||Paul Tergat (KEN)||33:50||Gelete Burka (ETH)||21:05|
|2004||Abebe Dinkesa (ETH)||33:22||Gelete Burka (ETH)||20:46|
|2005||Abebe Dinkesa (ETH)||35:01||Teyba Erkesso (ETH)||22:18|
|2006||Bernard Chepkok (KEN)||33:24||Teyba Erkesso (ETH)||21:37|
|2007||Paul Koech (KEN)||30:31||Veerle Dejaeghere (BEL)||19:41|
|2008||Not held||—||Not held||—|
|2009||Andrea Lalli (ITA)||31:37||Adriënne Herzog (NED)||20:23|
|2010||Serhiy Lebid (UKR)||31:27||Caroline Chepkwony (KEN)||20:35|
|2011||Isiah Koech (KEN)||32:32||Caroline Chepkwony (KEN)||21:17|
|2012||Gilbert Kirui (KEN)||33:02||Ruti Aga (ETH)||20:48|
|2013||Alex Kibet (KEN)||30:40||Sifan Hassan (NED)||19:38|
|2014||Alex Kibet (KEN)||32:09||Sheila Chepngetich (KEN)||19:57|
|2015||Dame Tasama (ETH)||32:19||Fionnuala McCormack (IRE)||20:07|
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