Tiidrek Nurme

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Tiidrek Nurme performing in Hope Festival

Tiidrek Nurme (born November 11, 1985) is an Estonian middle distance runner, the current national record holder of the 1500 metres and 3000 metres. He is one of only four men in the history of the Olympic Games to have qualified for and competed in the 1500 metres (2008) and the marathon (2016) in separate Olympics during their career. The other three are Rod Dixon of New Zealand (1972, 1984), Luis Feiteira of Portugal (1996, 2012) and Bayron Piedra of Ecuador (2008, 2016). At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Nurme was part of the Olympic record-setting size marathon field when 155 men from 80 countries competed in the race where he placed 63rd overall.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Estonia
2005 World Cross Country Championships Saint-Étienne/Saint-Galmier, France 129th Short race (4.196 km) 13:47
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 5th 5000m 13:57.51
Universiade Bangkok, Thailand 10th 5000 m 14:23.50
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 27th (h) 1500 m 3:38.59 PB, NR
2009 European Indoor Championships Turin, Italy 16th (h) 3000 m 8:08.81
World Championships Berlin, Germany 28th (h) 1500 m 3:43.73
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 16th (h) 5000 m 13:49.19
2011 Universiade Shenzhen, China 4th 5000 m 14:05.03
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th 5000 m 13:51.29
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 8th 5000 m 14:08.02
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 10th 5000 m 14:13.89

Personal bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

Distance Mark Date Location Extra
800 m 1:52.25 3 July 2006 Rakvere
1500 m 3:38.59 15 August 2008 Beijing National Record
Mile 3:59.74 9 August 2011 Viljandi National Record
2000 m 5:06.02 16 July 2008 Joensuu National Record
3000 m 7:48.24 11 July 2014 Dublin National Record
5000 m 13:31.87 16 April 2010 Walnut
10000 m 28:59.88 28 April 2013 Palo Alto
Half marathon 1:03.13 3 March 2013 Rome
Marathon 2:17.59 17 April 2016 Hamburg

Indoor[edit]

Distance Mark Date Location Extra
1500 m 3:46.10 19 February 2011 Tallinn National Record
2000 m 5:18.50 20 February 2008 Tartu
3000 m 7:55.37 10 February 2010 Stockholm National Record

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