Michel Butter

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Michel Butter
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Michel Butter at the 2008 Gouden Spike Meeting in Leiden, The Netherlands
Personal information
Full name Michel Butter
Born (1985-11-05) 5 November 1985 (age 29)
Beverwijk, Netherlands
Height 1.76 m
Weight 61 kg
Updated on 9 September 2009.

Michel Butter (born November 5, 1985 in Beverwijk) is a Dutch long-distance runner.

He was the silver medallist over 10,000 metres at the 2007 European Athletics U23 Championships and represented his country at the 2008 European Cross Country Championships, coming ninth in the senior men's race. Butter was the winner of the Tilburg Warandeloop in 2008 and won the half marathon at the 2009 Berenloop road race. He was 16th in the race at the 2010 European Cross Country Championships.

He made his marathon debut at the 2011 Utrecht Marathon and won on his first attempt with a time of 2:17:35 hours. The race was reduced to a national level event that year as prize money was directly solely to Dutch runners.[1] He significantly improved his best time at the 2011 Amsterdam Marathon, where his time of 2:12:59 hours brought him the Dutch national title and 15th position overall.[2] At the 2012 Boston Marathon, he was seventh and the top European in a race slowed by hot conditions.[3] In the 2012 Amsterdam Marathon, he took 12th place, in a new personal best of 2:09:58 hours.

Career highlights[edit]

International achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2003 European Cross Country Championships Edinburgh, Scotland 67th Junior men individual 6.595 km
2004 European Cross Country Championships Heringsdorf, Germany 70th Junior men individual 5.64 km
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 85th Junior Race Men 8 km
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 15th 10,000 m
2005 European Cross Country Championships Tilburg, The Netherlands 65th Men individual 9.84 km
2006 European Cross Country Championships San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy 15th Men U23 individual 8.03 km
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 2nd 10,000 m
2007 European Cross Country Championships Toro, Spain 16th Men U23 individual 8.2 km
2008 European Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 9th Men Individual 10 km

National achievements[edit]

Dutch National Championships
2004 - 1st, 5,000 m (juniors)
2004 - 1st, cross-country (juniors)
2006 - Schoorl, 2nd, 10,000 m
2006 - Den Haag, 2nd, Half marathon
2007 - 1st, cross-country
2007 - 1st, 10,000 m
2007 - Amsterdam, 1st, 5,000 m (track)
2008 - Gilze en Rijen, 1st, cross-country
2008 - Den Haag, 1st, Half marathon
2008 - 1st, 10,000 m
2009 - Amsterdam, 1st, 5,000 m (track)
2011 - Amsterdam Marathon, 1st Dutch (15th)

Personal bests[edit]

Butter at the Dutch cross country championships
Track
Distance Mark Date Location
1,500 m 3:42.66 August 31, 2009 Antwerp
3,000 m 7:59.80 June 13, 2009 Leiden
5,000 m 13:37.33 July 18, 2009 Heusden
10,000 m 28:52.58 June 6, 2009 Ribeira Brava
Road
Distance Mark Date Location
10,000 m 28:48 February 10, 2008 Schoorl
10 Eng. miles 48:47 September 23, 2007 Zaandam
Half marathon 1:02:33 March 11, 2012 Den Haag
Marathon 2:09:58 October 21, 2012 Amsterdam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butter gets Dutch domestic marathon win in Utrecht. European Athletics (2011-04-26). Retrieved on 2011-04-29.
  2. ^ van Hemert, Wim (2011-10-16). Chebet sizzles sub-2:06, course record for Gelana in Amsterdam. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-19.
  3. ^ Boston Marathon Results Kenya's Wesley Korir, Cherop win. Fox News (2012-04-16). Retrieved on 2012-04-27.

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