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Carla Beurskens

Full name: Carolina Alwina Hubertina "Carla" Beurskens (-Roemerman)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 99 lbs (45 kg)
Born: February 10, 1952 in Tegelen, Limburg, Netherlands
Affiliations: Festina, Venlo (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Athletics


Carla Beurskens was the leading Dutch distance runner throughout her career, winning 23 Dutch titles in events ranging between 3000 m and the marathon. Beurskens was mostly a marathon runner, however. She was most successful in the Honolulu Marathon, an event she entered ten times and won on eight occasions. Never very successful in international championships - a fifth place in the 1982 European Championship marathon being her best performance - she also recorded marathon victories in Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Nagoya, Eindhoven and Enschede. In 1986, she placed second in the London marathon, and also finished in that position in the 1987 Tokyo marathon, in which she set a new Dutch record that would hold out until 2003.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-26:34 (1987).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Athletics Women's Marathon Netherlands NED 22
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Athletics Women's Marathon Netherlands NED 34

Women's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 22 2-37:51
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Athletics Netherlands Final Standings 34 2-37:52
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