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Tom Compernolle

Full name: Tom Compernolle
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7 (171 cm)
Weight: 117 lbs (53 kg)
Born: November 13, 1975 in Bruges, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: June 16, 2008 in Zedelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Affiliations: AS Rieme, Ertvelde (BEL)
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Athletics


Tom Compernolle was one of the Belgium's foremost distance runners in the early 21st century, together with [Mohammed Mourhit]. He won Belgian titles in the 5000 m in 2001, 2002 and 2004, and the cross country championship in 2004. His best international performance was a tenth place at the 2006 European Championships. After a brief spell at a professional running team, he joined the army in 2007. At a training in Zedelgem, the truck carrying Compernolle got off the road and crashed, killing the 2004 Olympian.

Personal Best: 5000 – 13:14.75 (2004).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 28 Athina Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Belgium BEL 14 h2 r1/2

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A)
2004 Summer 28 Athina Athletics Belgium Round One Heat Two 14 13:43.44
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