Cheroben narrowly misses world-leading 10 km mark in Utrecht

Abraham Cheroben's winning time and new personal best of 27:35 in the Utrecht Singelloop 10 km held on 27-September moved him into 2nd place on the '15 world performance chart for the distance.

While Abraham Cheroben in the past year has already established himself as one of history’s top performers in the half marathon (58:48 = all-time world no. 5) and 25 km (1:11:46 = all-time work no. 4), the Utrecht race produced his first world-class result over the 10 km distance, ranking Cheroben 2nd behind Stephen Sambu‘s 27:30 (Great Manchester 10 km) on the event’s ’15 world chart.  Cheroben in Utrecht again established a large margin of victory (Philip Langat 2nd in 28:02), as he did back in May when taking his second straight Berlin Big 25 km title with the ’15 world leading time of 1:12:31 (Desmegen Daba 2nd in 1:13:38). 

Other Personae-managed athletes with noteworthy performances on the roads during September included Bashir Abdi (6th – South Shields Great North Half Marathon in 1:02:06 personal best/’15 Europe no. 5 and 7th – Zaandam Dam-tot-Damloop 10 Miles in 46:40 personal best); Veerle Dejaeghere (5th – Tilburg 10 km in 32:28 personal best/’15 Europe no. 7 and 16th – Berlin Marathon in 2:31:56 personal best/all-time Belgium no. 6); Bornes Jepkirui Kitur (2nd – Marathon Shengyang in 2:33:00 personal best); and Gesa Krause (2nd – Tubingen 10 km in 33:34).

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