In 2014, the 35th edition of the 20 km of Brussels broke its participation records. More than 40,200 runners from 123 nationalities where registered to run in the streets of the Belgian capital city.
The number of women taking part also grew. They now represent 27% of the runners.
The race was won by a quartet of Kenyans among which Gilbert KIPRUTO KIRWA was the fastest, completing the race in 00:59:05, followed by Japhet KIPCHICHIR KIPKORIR (59:54) and Emmanuel OLIAUDO NGATUNY (1:00:02).
The podium for the ladies race is 100% Belgium. Ria THIENPONDT wins the race in 1:17:21. Fatima BAOUF (01:17:26) takes the second place and Virginie VANDROOGENBROECK (01:17:41) the third.
As he did last year, King Philippe took part in the race, but couldn’t run faster than in 2013. He finished in 1:58:16.
Unfortunately a 28-year-old runner died during the race.