In 2009, Micah Kogo broke the world record for the 10 km road distance, previously held by Haile Gebrselassie. Since the mid-1990s, the competition has been dominated by Kenyan athletes, with only three winners coming from outside of the East African nation since 1999.
Key: Course record
- van Hemert, Wim (2011-04-03). Kogo runs 27:15 on the roads in Brunssum. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
- Kogo breaks World 10 km record in Brunssum. IAAF (2009-03-29). Retrieved on 2011-04-09.
- van Hemert, Wim (et al) (2011-04-04). Parelloop 10 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2011-04-09.