Aurèle Vandendriessche

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Aurèle Vandendriessche (born 4 July 1932 in Anzegem, West-Vlaanderen) is a retired marathon runner from Belgium, who won the silver medal at the 1962 European Championships, behind Great Britain's Brian Kilby.

Four years later at the same event Vandendriessche once again claimed the second place. Twice winner of the Boston Marathon (1963 and 1964), he represented Belgium at three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1956.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1962 European Championships Belgrade, Yugoslavia 2nd Marathon 2:24:02.0
1963 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:18:58
1964 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:19:59
1965 Enschede Marathon Enschede, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:21:16
Košice Peace Marathon Košice, Czechoslovakia 1st Marathon 2:23:47
1966 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd Marathon 2:21:43.6