Famous Track And Field Athletes from the Netherlands

List of notable or famous track and field athletes from the Netherlands, with bios and photos, including the top track and field athletes born in the Netherlands and even some popular track and field athletes who immigrated to the Netherlands. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Dutch track and field athletes then this list is the perfect resource for you. These track and field athletes are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known track and field athlete from the Netherlands is included when available.

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  • Dafne Schippers

    Dafne Schippers is a Dutch athlete competing in heptathlon and the sprints.
    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Eelco Sintnicolaas

    Eelco Sintnicolaas (born 7 April 1987, in Dordrecht) is a Dutch track and field athlete, specialising in the decathlon. His personal best in the decathlon is a score of 8.052 points at the Götzis Meeting in 2009. That same year he earned a gold medal at the U23 European Championships, with 8.112 points, whereas his best result was a silver medal at the 2010 European Championships in Athletics in Barcelona with 8.436 points. At the Götzis Meeting in 2012 he finished second with personal best result 8506 pts. He cleared 8000 points at the 2013 Decastar meeting, taking third place with a total of 8018.
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Erik Cadée

    Erik Cadée (born February 15, 1984) is a Dutch discus thrower. Cadée was born in 's-Hertogenbosch. Among his first international appearances was a runner-up performance at the 2001 European Youth Olympic Festival. He competed in the qualifying rounds of the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics and improved the following year to claim the gold medal at the 2003 European Athletics Junior Championships. Cadée represented the Netherlands at the World Championships in Athletics in 2007 and 2009, but did not reach the final. He qualified for the final at the 2010 European Athletics Championships, but failed to record a legal throw in his three attempts. He won the silver medal at the 2011 European Cup Winter Throwing meet in March, and set a then personal best and world leading throw the following month, throwing the discus to a mark of 66.95 m. His present personal best is 67.30 m.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Esther Akihary

    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Veenendaal, Netherlands
  • Eva Lubbers

    Eva Lubbers is a Dutch athlete.
    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Uithoorn, Netherlands
  • Giovanni Codrington

    Giovanni Codrington is a Dutch athlete, who competes in the sprint with a personal best time of 10.38 seconds at the 100 m and 21.02 seconds at the 200 m event. Codrington won the gold medal at the 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki at the 4 x 100 m relay.
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname