Susan Kuijken

Susan Kuijken

Athlete of Global Sports Communication

Date of Birth 8 July 1986
Country Netherlands
Distance(s) 1500m, 3000m, 5000m
Sponsor Nike

Personal bests

1500m 4:05.38 2013
3000m 8:36.08 2013
5000m 15:04.36 2013

Biography

Susan Kuijken was born and raised in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She got into athletics at a young age and was scouted by her former trainer. She went on to win silver in the European Youth Championships in 2005 and bronze in the European Youth Cross Championships in 2006, after which she moved to Florida to participate in the NCAA. She was very successful during her time in the USA with several individual wins and strong team performances. After she finished her studies in Florida she made a successful entry in the senior international track circuit ultimately cumulating in a very successful second half of the 2014 season where she finished third in both the European Championships in Zurich on the 5000m and in the Continental Cup on the 3000m.

Susan made her 10.000m debut in 2015 and won the high quality race in 31:31. She ran the qualifying time for both the World Championships and Olympics.

Most significant results

2015 Payton Jordan 10.000m 1st 31:31.97
2014 Continental Cup 3000m 3rd 9:01.41
2014 European Championships 5000m 3rd 15:32.82
2013 World Championships 5000m 8th

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2013 Diamond League Oslo 5000m 11th 15:04.36
2009 NCAA 1500m 1st 4:13.05
2008 European Cross Country Championships U23 1st
2005 European Junior Championships 3000m 2nd 9:28:45
2005 European Cross Country Championships Junior Race 3rd