Emiel Puttemans

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Haico Scharn, Emiel Puttemans, Van Mullem 1974.jpg
Finish 1500 m in 1974, Puttemans is in the center
Personal information
Born 8 October 1947 (1947-10-08) (age 66)
Vossem, Belgium
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Middle- and long-distance running
Club White Star AC/DC Leuven

Emiel Adrien "Miel" Puttemans (born 8 October 1947) is a retired middle- and long-distance runner, who set world records for 3000 metres (7 minutes 37.6 seconds) in 1972,[1] for 2 miles (8 minutes 17.8 seconds) in 1971,[2] and for 5000 metres (13 minutes 13 seconds) in 1972.[3] He won two European indoor titles in the 3000 m, in 1973 and 1974, and finished second in 1978.[4]

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, Puttemans won a silver medal in the 10,000 metres and finished in fifth place in the 5000 metres.[5] He also competed in these events at the 1968, 1976 and 1980 Games, but with less success.[6]

In 1982, he won the first edition of the Rome Marathon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Roundup Of The Week July 28-August 3, 1974". Sports Illustrated. 12 August 1974. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  2. ^ "World Records Set in Britain". Great Britain Athletics. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  3. ^ "A Roundup Of The Week September 19–25, 1972". Sports Illustrated. 2 October 1972. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  4. ^ Emiel PUTTEMANS. the-sports.org
  5. ^ Krise, Raymond; Bill Squires (1982). Fast Tracks: The History of Distance Running Since 884 B.C. S. Greene Press. p. 206. ISBN 0-8289-0482-0. 
  6. ^ Miel Puttemans. sports-reference.com
Records
Preceded by
Kenya Kipchoge Keino
Men's 3000 m World Record Holder
14 September 1972 – 3 August 1974
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Brendan Foster
Preceded by
Finland Lasse Virén
Men's 5000 m World Record Holder
20 September 1972 – 5 July 1977
Succeeded by
New Zealand Dick Quax
Sporting positions
Preceded by
East Germany Bernd Diessner
Men's 3000 m Best Year Performance
1971 — 1972
Succeeded by
United Kingdom Brendan Foster
Preceded by
England Dave Bedford
Men's 5000 m Best Year Performance
1972 – 1973
Succeeded by
Kenya Ben Jipcho
Preceded by
Kenya Ben Jipcho
Men's 5000 m Best Year Performance
1975
Succeeded by
New Zealand Dick Quax