Gert-Jan Liefers

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Gert-Jan Liefers
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Personal information
Full name Gerrit Jan Liefers
Born (1978-09-26) 26 September 1978 (age 41)
Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb)
Updated on 22 March 2008.

Gerrit Jan 'Gert-Jan' Liefers (born 26 September 1978 in Apeldoorn, Gelderland) is a former Dutch middle distance runner, who came 8th in the 1500 m final at the 2004 Olympics. He was also a finalist in the same event in the 2001 and 2003 World Championships.

Liefers finished 8th in the 5000 m final at the 2006 European Athletics Championships in Gothenburg. He is the Dutch record holder at 1500 m, the mile and 3000 m.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Netherlands
1995 European Junior Championships Nyíregyháza, Hungary 3rd 1500 m 3:47.17
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 4th 1500 m 3:40.47
1997 European Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 1st 1500 m 3:46.91
Universiade Catania, Italy 6th 1500 m 3:46.09
European Cross Country Championships Oeiras, Portugal 1st Junior race (5.4 km) 15:45
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 11th (sf) 800 m 1:50.82
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 15th (h) 800 m 1:47.57
13th (h) 1500 m 3:42.21
1999 European U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 2nd 1500 m 3:44.60
World Championships Seville, Spain 24th (sf) 1500 m DNF
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 9th 1500 m 3:36.99
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 6th 3000 m 7:44.34 (iNR)
World Championships Paris, France 7th 1500 m 3:33.99
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 6th 3000 m 8:02.86
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 1500 m 3:37.17
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th 5000 m 13:58.70

External links

  • Gert-Jan Liefers at IAAF

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