Lieve Slegers

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Lieve Slegers (born 6 April 1965 in Turnhout, Vlaanderen) is a former long-distance runner from Belgium, who won the Rotterdam Marathon on 28 April 1996 clocking 2:28:06. She represented her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics in the women's 10,000 metres, where she was eliminated in the qualifying heats. Slegers also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics. She was the 1995 winner of the 20 km of Brussels.

She was also a cross country runner – Slegers won the Cross Internacional de Venta de Baños in 1989.[1] She was successful domestically, winning the Lotto Cross Cup series in 1991–92 and 1994–95.[2] She also won the 1992 Eurocross competition in neighbouring Luxembourg.[3]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 16th 10,000 m 32:26.90
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 22nd (h) 10,000 m 33:48.91
1988 World Cross Country Championships Auckland, New Zealand 8th 6 km 19:44
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 33rd (h) 10,000 m 33:51.36
1990 World Cross Country Championships Aix-les-Bains, France 39th 6 km 20:15
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 10th 10,000 m 32:29.46
1991 World Cross Country Championships Antwerp, Belgium 35th 6.4 km 21:31
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 28th (h) 10,000 m 32:31.55
1992 World Cross Country Championships Boston, United States 14th 6.4 km 21:49
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 15th 10,00 m 32:14.17
1994 European Cross Country Championships Alnwick, United Kingdom 8th 4.5 km 14.49
1995 World Cross Country Championships Durham, United Kingdom 63rd 6.5 km 21:51
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 11th 10,000 m 32:10.59
1996 European Cross Country Championships Charleroi, Belgium 18th 4.5 km 17:53
1995 New York City Marathon New York City, United States 3rd Marathon 2:32:08
1996 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:28:06
1997 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th Marathon 2:34:15
1998 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 19th Marathon 2:43:16
1999 Antwerp Marathon Antwerp, Belgium 1st Marathon 2:34:23
1999 Chicago Marathon Chicago, United States 14th Marathon 2:36:07


  • Results with (h) indicates overall position in qualifying heats.
  • Slegers qualified for the 1987 World Championship final but failed to finish.


  1. ^ Podium Cross Internacional Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine. (List of medallists). Venta de Baños. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
  2. ^ Palmares (in French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  3. ^ Civai, Franco & Gasparovic, Juraj (2009-02-28). Eurocross 10.2 km (men) + 5.3 km (women). Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-03-01.

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