True to tradition, a great top athlete list is forming at the 45th edition of the NN CPC Run The Hague on Sunday 10 March. The Dutch are well represented with Hague locals Khalid Choukoud and Susan Krumins.

The 32-year old Hagenees Khalid Choukoud will once again start the half marathon at the NN CPC Run The Hague on Sunday, March 10. Choukoud sees the NN CPC Run The Hague as an excellent final test in his preparation for the NN Marathon Rotterdam.

The athletes field is led by the winner of 2018 James Rungaru who scored a personal record of 59:37. Also Kenneth Kipkemoi the winner of the NN Rotterdam Marathon in 2018 is at the start of the 45th edition. The field is complemented by a strong delegation of debutants from Kenya: Alfred Barkach with a personal record of 27:33 out of 10 km and Rodgers Kwemoi the winner of the CZ Tilburg Ten Miles 2018 in 45:23. It promises to be an exciting match with 4 athletes with a personal record under 60:00 minutes, so also Kibitok with a personal record of 59:21 not to keep an eye on. True to tradition, the athletes go for a time to 59:30 minutes.

Among the women, the 32-year-old Susan Krumins is the top favorite at the start and will use the NN CPC Run The Hague to walk to a new personal record of less than 70 minutes. Last year, Susan won a silver medal at the European Championships in Berlin during a blood-curdling finale over 10,000 meters. At the 15 kilometers of the NN Zevenheuvelenloop in November, she improved her personal record to 47.41 minutes.

Susan will compete with the winners of the past two editions, the Swiss Maja Neuenschwander who won the NN CPC Run The Hague in 2018 in a time of 1:10:46 and Fabienne Schlumpf who left in 1:10:17 in 2017 the finish was racing. The outsider with the women is the debutante Joyline Chemutai from Kenya. This promises to be a nice match with the women.

The spring classic

On Sunday 10 March 2019, the 45th edition of the NN CPC Run The Hague will take place. This Hague family event attracts tens of thousands of participants and visitors every year. Besides the CPC4All, 1km, 2.5km, 5km, 10km and a Half Marathon, it also houses the largest school run in the Netherlands with thousands of children from almost 100 schools. Registration for the different distances is still possible via www.nncpcloopdenhaag.nl