Emiel Puttemans

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Emiel Puttemans
Emiel Puttemans c1972.jpg
Personal information
Born 8 October 1947 (1947-10-08) (age 68)
Vossem, Belgium
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Ahletics
Event(s) 1500 m – 10000 m, steeplechase
Club White Star AC/DC Leuven
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 3000 m – 7:39.2(1973)
3000 mS – 8:27.8 (1972)[1]
5000 m – 13:13.0 (1972)
10000 m – 27:39.58 (1972)[2]

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,[3] for 2 miles (8 minutes 17.8 seconds) in 1971,[4] and for 5000 metres (13 minutes 13 seconds) in 1972.[5] He won two European Indoor Championships titles in the 3000 m, in 1973 and 1974, and finished second in 1978.[6]

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, Puttemans won a silver medal in the 10,000 metres and finished in fifth place in the 5000 metres.[7] He also competed in these events at the 1968, 1976 and 1980 Games, but with less success.[2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emiel Puttemans. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b Miel Puttemans. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "A Roundup Of The Week July 28 – August 3, 1974". Sports Illustrated. 12 August 1974. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  4. ^ "World Records Set in Britain". Great Britain Athletics. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  5. ^ "A Roundup Of The Week September 19–25, 1972". Sports Illustrated. 2 October 1972. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  6. ^ Emiel PUTTEMANS. the-sports.org
  7. ^ 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. 
Records
Preceded by
Kipchoge Keino
Men's 3000 m World Record Holder
14 September 1972 – 3 August 1974
Succeeded by
Brendan Foster
Preceded by
Lasse Virén
Men's 5000 m World Record Holder
20 September 1972 – 5 July 1977
Succeeded by
Dick Quax
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bernd Diessner
Men's 3000 m Best Year Performance
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Brendan Foster
Preceded by
Dave Bedford
Men's 5000 m Best Year Performance
1972–1973
Succeeded by
Ben Jipcho
Preceded by
Ben Jipcho
Men's 5000 m Best Year Performance
1975
Succeeded by
Dick Quax