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Gerard Nijboer

Full name: Gerhardus Marinus Maria "Gerard" Nijboer
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: August 18, 1955 in Hasselt, Overijssel, Netherlands
Affiliations: Daventria, Deventer (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Gerard Nijboer is the most successful Dutch marathon runner. His breakthrough came in 1980, when he set the fastest time of the season (2-09.01), the second best time ever at that moment. This time always remained his personal best, and was not beaten by another Dutch runner until 2003. Later in the year, Nijboer secured a silver medal in the Olympic marathon, the first Dutch runner to win an international marathon medal. He went on to win the European Championships in 1982, and collected a total of three Dutch titles in the marathon, as well as three titles over 25 km. He has also won the Amsterdam Marathon four times (1980, 1984, 1988 and 1989). Currently, Gerard Nijboer owns a running consultancy company, working for the Dutch Athletics Federation, having previously worked as the national road running coach.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-09:01 (1980).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Men's Marathon Netherlands NED 2 Silver
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Marathon Netherlands NED AC DNF
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics Men's Marathon Netherlands NED 13

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1980 Summer 24 Moskva Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 2 2-11:20
1984 Summer 28 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Summer 33 Seoul Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 13 2-14:40
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