Cor Vriend

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Cor Vriend
Cor Vriend 1980b.jpg
Cor Vriend in 1980
Personal information
Born (1949-11-08) 8 November 1949 (age 68)
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport Athletics
Club HPAC, Helmond

Cornelis Wilhelmus Pieter "Cor" Vriend (born 8 November 1949) is a former long-distance runner from the Netherlands, who mainly competed in the marathon. He participated in two consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country; in 1980 (Moscow, 41st place) and 1984 (Los Angeles, 39th place).[1] During the early 1980s he was overshadowed by his fellow countryman Gerard Nijboer.

Vriend twice won the Amsterdam Marathon, in 1983 and 1984. He also won the Enschede Marathon in 1981 and the Beppu-Ōita Marathon in Japan in 1984. He is the Dutch record holder for the relatively obscure 25,000 m and 30,000 m track events, both of which he set on 22 August 1981.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  Netherlands
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 41st Marathon 2:26:41
1981 Enschede Marathon Enschede, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:15:54
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 13th Marathon 2:14:25
1982 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:12:15
European Championships Athens, Greece Marathon DNF
1983 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:13:41
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 39th Marathon 2:21:08
Beppu-Ōita Marathon Beppu-Ōita, Japan 1st Marathon 2:12:05


  1. ^ Cor Vriend.

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