7 June 1983 |
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Weight||57 kg (126 lb)|
|Club||Atletiek Zuid-West (BEL)|
|Coached by||Dirk de Maesschulck (BEL)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||3000 m st: 8:15.02 (2007)|
Pieter Desmet (born June 7, 1983 in Kortrijk) is a Belgian steeplechase and long-distance runner. He is a two-time national champion for his category, and a member of Atletiek Zuid-West Club in Zwevegem, being coached and trained by Dirk de Maesschulck. He also achieved a personal best time of 8:15.02, at a world meeting in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.
Desmet represented Belgium at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, and competed for the men's 3000 m steeplechase. He ran in the third heat of the event, against twelve other competitors, including South Africa's Ruben Ramolefi, and Kenya's Richard Mateelong. He finished and completed the race in eleventh place, with a time of 8:37.99, failing to advance into the final round.
|1500 metres||3:50.73||Nivelles, Belgium||15 August 2003|
|3000 metres||8:05.20||Tessenderlo, Belgium||30 August 2003|
|5000 metres||14:15.55||Nijmegen, Netherlands||24 May 2003|
|10,000 metres||28:33.44||Palo Alto, California, United States||4 May 2008|
|3000 metres steeplechase||8:15.02||Heusden, Netherlands||28 July 2007|
- All information taken from IAAF profile.
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