Athlete of Global Sports Communication
|Date of Birth||8 July 1986|
|Distance(s)||1500m, 3000m, 5000m|
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||
|2013||Diamond League Oslo 5000m||11th||15:04.36|
|2008||European Cross Country Championships U23||1st|
|2005||European Junior Championships 3000m||2nd||9:28:45|
|2005||European Cross Country Championships Junior Race||3rd|