Gerard Nijboer

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Gerard Nijboer
Gerard Nijboer, Europees kampioen marathon toont zijn medaille, Bestanddeelnr 932-3224.jpg
Gerard Nijboer in 1982
Personal information
Full nameGerhardus Marinus Maria Nijboer
Born (1955-08-18) 18 August 1955 (age 66)
Hasselt, Overijssel, the Netherlands
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1980 Moscow Marathon
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Athens Marathon

Gerhardus Marinus Maria "Gerard" Nijboer (born 18 August 1955) is a former Dutch long-distance runner. Nijboer competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1980 (Moscow, Soviet Union), when he won the silver medal in the marathon.[1] He became European champion in the marathon in 1982, for which he was named Dutch Sportsman of the year.

His personal best time was 2:09:01 at the Amsterdam Marathon of 26 April 1980, which was at the time the second best marathon ever (after Derek Clayton's 2:08:34 run in 1969).[nb 1]


  1. ^ The International Association of Athletics Federations has published a progression of road racing world bests and records that were widely recognized prior to ratification and official acceptance by the IAAF. According to that progression, Clayton's 2:08:34 performance in Antwerp on May 30, 1969 was a world best at the time.[2] Other road racing authorities, including the Association of Road Racing Statisticians, consider Clayton's performance to have occurred on a short course and recognize other athletes - including Nijboer - in the progression for world best in the marathon.[3]


  1. ^ Gerard Nijboer Archived October 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009" (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. pp. 546, 563, 565, 651, and 653. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 29, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
  3. ^ Association of Road Racing Statisticians, World Best Progressions- Road. Retrieved May 15, 2010.
Preceded by Dutch Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by