Veerle Dejaeghere

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Veerle Dejaeghere
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Dejaeghere at the 2015 Berlin Marathon
Personal information
Born (1973-08-01) 1 August 1973 (age 46)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Izegem
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight46 kg (101 lb)
CountryFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
ClubA.C. Hulshout
Now coachingMichel Ramboer
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)9:28.47 min (2007)

Veerle Dejaeghere (born 1 August 1973 in Izegem) is a Belgian runner, who has specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She represented her country at the Summer Olympics in 2000 and 2008. [1]


Dejaeghere formerly specialized in the 1500 metres, reaching the semi-final in this event at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

She has been very successful in the Lotto Cross Cup (Belgium's domestic cross country series), having won the series overall a total of 13 times, including 11 consecutive wins from 2004–14. [2] This included a win at the Lotto Cross Cup Brussels in 2007, in which she finished ahead of Lornah Kiplagat and Emebt Etea. [3] She has also won twice at the Eurocross meeting in Luxembourg. [4]

Dejaeghere missed most of the 2009 and 2010 seasons. She was the runner-up at the Campaccio race in January 2011, [5] but did not compete again until November's Lotto Cross Cup van West-Vlaanderen, where she was again runner-up (this time behind Yuliya Ruban). [6]


Representing Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th3000 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain9th3000 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 3000 m s'chase
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan11th 3000 m s'chase

Personal bests

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