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Jos Hermens

Full name: Josephus Maria Melchior "Jos" Hermens
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: January 8, 1950 in Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Affiliations: KNAU, (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Hermens was one of the best Dutch long distance runners in the 1970s, winning national titles in the 5 km, 10 km and cross country. He broke the World Record for one hour twice (1975 and 1976), the latter performance remaining unbeaten until 1991. The first record earned him the title of Dutch Sports Personality of the Year 1975. Hermens was on the Dutch Olympic team for 1972, but was one of the few members to withdraw following the Israeli hostage drama. He returned to the Olympics in 1976, competing in the 10 km and marathon. In 1985, he created Global Sports Communication, which became one of the largest sports management companies involved in long distance running. Among his clients are many Olympic and World Champions, most famously Haile Gebrselassie.

Personal Bests: 10000 – 27:41.25 (1977); Mar – 2-19:49 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Netherlands NED 10
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Men's Marathon Netherlands NED 25

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Netherlands Final 10 28:25.04
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Netherlands Round One Heat One 4 QU 28:16.07

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 26 Montréal Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 25 2-19:48.2
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