Adriënne Herzog

Adriënne Herzog (born 30 September 1985, Amersfoort) is a Dutch middle- and long-distance runner. She has had most of her success in cross country running, being twice a bronze medallist at the European Cross Country Championships (2009 and 2012). She represented the Netherlands on the track at the 2006 European Athletics Championships and 2009 World Championships in Athletics, but failed to make the final on either occasion. She was a finalist, however, at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships.

Herzog competing at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships

She is a seven-time Dutch national champion in cross country. She also won a bronze medal at the 2003 European Athletics Junior Championships.[1] On the circuit, she won the 2009 Lotto Cross Cup Brussels.[2]

Herzog was implicated in doping practices as part of investigations connected with Operación Galgo. Her coach at the time, Manuel Pascua Piqueras, was a central figure in the scandal. After being interrogated by the police, she was ultimately not charged of an offence after the evidence against her was destroyed.[3] In 2013, Dutch magazine Vrij Nederland published a series of email excerpts which it claimed demonstrated Herzog obtaining performance-enhancing drugs during 2011 and 2012. Following this, her new coach Brad Hudson decided to cease working with Herzog, despite her claims that the magazine's assertions were untrue and no formal proceedings were brought against her.[4] Herzog received a two-year doping ban after she gave a positive test in March 2014. She claimed that the positive test was a mistake and that she had never used banned substances.[5]

National titlesEdit

International competitionsEdit

Herzog (right) won the podium at the 2012 European Cross Country Championships
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 30th Junior race 22:00
World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 10th 3000 m 9:31.15
13th 5000 m 16:46.53
European Cross Country Championships Medulin, Croatia 5th Junior race 12:30
4th Junior team 109 pts
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland Junior race DNF
European Junior Championships Tampere, Finland 3rd 3000 m 9:26.01
2004 World Junior Championships Grosseto, Italy 7th 3000 m 9:32.33
European Cross Country Championships Seebad Heringsdorf, Germany 4th Junior race 16:06
2005 European U23 Championships Erfurt, Germany 7th 5000 m 16:26.84
European Cross Country Championships Tilburg, Netherlands 15th Senior race
2006 European Championships Stockholm, Sweden 17th (heats) 1500 m 4:11.16
European Cross Country Championships San Giorgio, Italy 7th Under-23 race 19:20
4th Under-23 team 97 pts
2007 European Cross Country Championships Toro, Spain 2nd Under-23 race 22:37
2008 European Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 6th Senior race 28:19
4th Senior team 97 pts
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 27th (heats) 1500 m 4:10.10
European Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 3rd Senior race 28:04
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 12th 3000 m 9:12.99
2011 European Cross Country Championships Velenje, Slovenia 5th Senior race 26:34
2012 European Cross Country Championships Szentendre, Hungary 3rd Senior race 27:48

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ European Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-01-25.
  2. ^ Hendrix, Ivo (2009-12-20). Lalli and Herzog triumph in wintry Brussels. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-01-25.
  3. ^ Arribas, Carlos (2010-12-10). El dopaje derriba otro mito (in Spanish). El País. Retrieved on 2010-12-11.
  4. ^ Gugala, Jon (2013-08-16). Coach Brad Hudson cuts ties with Adrienne Herzog. Daily Relay. Retrieved on 2016-01-25.
  5. ^ Adrienne Herzog: Dutch athlete handed two-year doping ban. BBC Sport (2015-02-18). Retrieved on 2016-01-25.
  6. ^ a b c About. Adrienne Herzog. Retrieved on 2016-01-25.
  7. ^ Dutch Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-01-25.

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