Marleen Renders

Marleen Renders
Personal information
Born (1968-12-24) 24 December 1968
Diest, Limburg, Belgium
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 47 kg (104 lb; 7.4 st)
Country  Belgium
Club AV Toekomst
Achievements and titles
World finals 1987, 10,000 m, 12th
1994, Half Marathon, 8th
1995, 10,000 m, 17th
1995, Half Marathon, 13th
1997, 10,000 m, DNF
1999, 10,000 m, 9th
2001, Marathon, 18th
2002, Half Marathon, 8th
Olympic finals 1988, 10,000 m, 21st
1996, Marathon, 25th
2000, Marathon, DNF
Personal best(s) 3000 m: 9:03.64
5000 m: 15:19.20
10,000 m: 31:03.60
Half Marathon: 1:08:56
Marathon: 2:23:05
Updated on 12-01-2013.

Marleen Renders (born 24 December 1968, in Diest) is a retired female long-distance runner from Belgium, who represented her native country thrice at the Summer Olympics: in 1988, 1996 and 2000. In 1995 she won the Antwerp Marathon, in 1998 the Berlin Marathon, and she triumphed twice in the Paris Marathon in 2000 and 2002 (with a personal best of 2:23:05).

She was victorious at the Berlin Half Marathon in 1997 and 1998 and was the 2003 winner of the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in the Hague.[1] She won the 20 km of Brussels nine times consecutively from 1996 to 2004, which included a course record run of 1:07:46 in 2002.[2]

Renders also competed in cross country running and won Belgium's 1996–97 Lotto Cross Cup series.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 3rd 10,000m 33:59.36
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 12th 10,000 m 32:12.51
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 21st (h) 10,000 m 32:11.49 (h)
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th 10,000m 32:11.18
1995 Antwerp Marathon Antwerp, Belgium 1st Marathon 2:31:26
Reims Marathon Reims, France 3rd Marathon 2:28:57
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 25th Marathon 2:36:27
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 3rd Marathon 2:27:42
1997 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd Marathon 2:25:56
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 3rd Marathon 2:26:18
1998 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 4th Marathon 2:27:30
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th Marathon 2:29:43
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 1st Marathon 2:25:22
2000 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:23:43
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia Marathon DNF
2001 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 11th Marathon 2:28:31
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 18th Marathon 2:33:25
Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 2nd Marathon 2:29:31
2002 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:23:05
European Championships Munich, Germany Marathon DNF
2003 City-Pier-City Loop The Hague, Netherlands 1st Half Marathon 1:09:54
Hamburg Marathon Hamburg, Germany 4th Marathon 2:28:31
2005 Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 2nd Marathon 2:26:26


  1. City-Pier-City Half Marathon - List of winners
  2. Civai, Franco (2010-06-03). Brussels 20 km. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-12-14.
  3. Palmares (French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Kenya Helen Kimaiyo
Zevenheuvelenloop Women's Winner (15km)
Succeeded by
Republic of Ireland Catherina McKiernan

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