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Elias Maindi (Start number 2) during his winning run in 2007 in Venlo
Winner in 2011, Stephen Chelimo

Venloop is an annual half marathon in the Dutch municipality of Venlo, which was established in 2006. During the event, a 10K run is also held, as well as a 5K run, a 1K run, a 0.5K run and a run for disabled and less abled men and women. In 2012 and 2013 this event had the official status for the Dutch Championship Half Marathon.[1][2]

The course records are 59:44 for men, set by Kenya's Geoffrey Yegon in 2016, and 1:10:02 for women, achieved by Isabellah Andersson of Sweden in 2010.

Past winners[edit]

Key:   Course record   National championship race

Edition Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
12th March 26, 2017  Meshack Koech (KEN) 1:00:19  Naomi Jebet (KEN) 1:10:03
11th 2016  Geoffrey Yegon (KEN) 59:44  Perendis Lekepana (KEN) 1:10:34
10th 2015  Alfers Lagat (KEN) 1:00:33  Jane Moraa (KEN) 1:10:40
9th 2014  Nicholas Togom (KEN) 1:01:51  Elizaba Cherono (KEN) 1:10:14
8th 2013  Philemon Yator (KEN) 1:01:52  Jane Moraa (KEN) 1:10:37
7th 2012  Urige Buta (NOR) 1:02:35  Sharon Tavengwa (ZIM) 1:11:25
6th March 27, 2011  Stephen Chelimo (KEN) 1:02:26  Elizeba Cherono (KEN) 1:11:26
5th March 21, 2010  Abraham Rotich (KEN) 1:02:20  Isabellah Andersson (SWE) 1:10:02
4th March 22, 2009  Stephen Chelimo (KEN) 1:01:32  Magdalene Mukunzi (KEN) 1:10:34
3rd March 30, 2008  Boniface Biwott (KEN) 1:02:02  Flomena Chepchirchir (KEN) 1:11:24
2nd March 25, 2007  Elias Maindi (KEN) 1:01:53  Peninah Arusei (KEN) 1:10:49
1st March 26, 2006  Mark Tanui (KEN) 1:02:35  Robe Guta (ETH) 1:12:53


  1. ^ Kenianer gewinnen in Venlo (in German). Runner's World (Germany). Retrieved on 2015-01-05.
  2. ^ Venloop voor velen een beproeving (in Dutch). Limburgs Dagblat. Retrieved on 2015-01-05.

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