|Full name||Tiidrek Nurme|
|Born||18 November 1985|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Event(s)||1500 m, 3000 m, 5000 m, marathon|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||Marathon: 2:10:02|
Tiidrek Nurme (born 18 November 1985)is an Estonian long and middle-distance runner, the current national record holder of the 1500 metres and 3000 metres.
Nurme is one of only five men in the history of the Olympic Games to have qualified for and competed in the 1,500 metres (2008) and the marathon (2016) in separate Olympics during their career. The other four are Rod Dixon of New Zealand (1972, 1984), Luis Feiteira of Portugal (1996, 2012), Bayron Piedra of Ecuador (2008, 2016) and Jacques Boxberger of France (1968, 1984).
At the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics Nurme placed 27th among 50 runners (26th after a Moroccan got banned) in 1500m. In Beijing he set a national record with a time of 3:38.59, running at 1100m as a pacemaker.
At the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, 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.
At the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Nurme placed 27th among 106 runners (26th after a Moroccan got banned due to the doping violation). Tokyo 2020 marathon was the deepest field in OG history, all 106 men had to be faster than the time of 2:11:30 to qualify.
|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||5000 m||13:57.51|
|Universiade||Bangkok, Thailand||10th||5000 m||14:23.50|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||26th (h)||1500 m||3:38.59 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|
|2016||Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||63rd||Marathon||2:20:01|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||40th||Marathon||2:20:41|
|2018||European Championships||Berlin, Germany||9th||Marathon||2:15:16|
|2019||World Championships||Doha, Qatar||26th||Marathon||2:17:38|
|2021||Olympic Games||Sapporo, Japan||27th||Marathon||2:16:16|
|2022||European Championships||Munich, Germany||11th||Marathon||2:12:46|
|2023||World Championships||Budapest, Hungary||31st||Marathon||2:15:42|
|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||28:37.85||5 June 2021||Birmingham|
|Half marathon||1:02:20||17 October 2020||Gdynia||National record|
|Marathon||2:10:02||23 February 2020||Sevilla|
|1500 m||3:46.10||19 February 2011||Tallinn|
|2000 m||5:18.50||20 February 2008||Tartu|
|3000 m||7:55.37||10 February 2010||Stockholm||National record|
|5000 m||14:18.38||01 September 2020||Tartu|
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