Kamiel back in business: 5th in Italy
February 7th 2005 - Almost half a year after his last race, the Olympic 10.000 meter final in Athens, Kamiel ran the European Cup Cross in Mantova, Italy. On a very fast course, the leading group, consisting of many of the best South European international athletes, was quite big. Zersenay Tadesse, Eritrean runner for Adidas Madrid who won bronze in Athens, managed to break away from the group. In the last of 10 kms Kamiel moved up in the group to finish 5th, only one second behind 3rd Roberto Garcia, also from Spain. Kamiel was clearly relieved to be back at this high level after struggling with a number of injuries affecting his lower legs. Next goals are the Dutch 10 K road championships next Sunday in Schoorl and the national cross country championships two weeks later.
|Event||ECCC Cross Country (EC for Club Teams)|
|Distance||Long race, 9950m|
1 ZERSENAY TADESSE ETR 1979 CA ADIDAS 28:34
2 KHALID EL AAMRI FRA 1977 OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE 28:45
3 ROBERTO GARCIA ESP 1973 CA ADIDAS 28:50
4 MANUEL DAMIANO POR 1979 MARATONA CLUBE DE PORTUGAL 28:51
5 KAMIEL MAASE HOL 1971 LEIDEN ATLETIEK 28:51
6 GABRIELE DE NARD ITA 1974 G.A. FIAMME GIALLE 28:52
7 AHMED EZZOBAYRY FRA 1978 OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE 28:52
8 JOSE' RIOS ORTEGA ESP 1974 CA ADIDAS 28:52
9 DENIS CURZI ITA 1975 C.S. CARABINIERI 28:53
10 ABDELAH BEHAR FRA 1963 OLYMPIQUE DE MARSEILLE 28:53
February 8th 2005
Welcome back, I will enjoy your performances!!!