Vincent Rousseau

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Vincent Rousseau (born 29 July 1962 in Mons, Hainaut) is a former long-distance runner from Belgium, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984. In 1993, he had his biggest success by winning the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Brussels, the next year followed by the first place in the Rotterdam Marathon. Twice (1985 and 1993) Rousseau was named Belgian Sportsman of the Year.

He had much success at the Lotto Cross Cup (Belgium's annual cross country running series) and was the overall season winner five times consecutively between 1983–88 and he earned a further three consecutive wins between 1990–93.[1]

Among his other wins on the circuit were the Dam tot Damloop in 1987, Eurocross in 1990,[2] and the 20 km of Brussels in 1995.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 13th 5000m 13:51.69
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 21st (h) 5000m 13:53.90
1993 Reims Marathon Reims, France 1st Marathon 2:09:13
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 10,000m 28:06.63
Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:07:51
1995 20 km of Brussels Brussels, Belgium 1st 20 km 56:30
1995 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 2nd Marathon 2:07:20


  1. ^ Palmares (in French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  2. ^ 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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