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Dylan Borlée (born 20 September 1992) is a Belgian sprinter who competes in the 400 metres. He holds a personal best of 45.57 seconds for the event. He was the silver medallist at the European Athletics Indoor Championships in 2015. He has also represented Belgium at the World Championships in Athletics and IAAF World Relays as part of the national 4×400 metres relay team.

Dylan Borlée
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Personal information
NationalityBelgian
Born (1992-09-20) 20 September 1992 (age 27)
Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight77 kg (170 lb)[1]
Sport
CountryBelgium
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 metres

CareerEdit

Born in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert,[2] he is part of the Borlée family which is prominent in Belgian athletics and includes his older sister Olivia (b. 1986) and his older brothers, twins Kevin and Jonathan Borlée (b. 1988). All are coached by their father Jacques Borlée (b. 1957), who was himself a European medallist in the sport.[3]

He made his international debut at the 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships, competing in the 4×400 metres relay team, which finished sixth.[4] He began to establish himself as a senior athlete in the 2013 season. First, he secured a relay silver medal with Belgium at the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships.[5] After setting a 400 m personal best of 45.80 seconds for second place at the Belgian Championships in July,[6] he was selected for Belgium relay team at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics, alongside his brothers and Will Owoye. The team made the final and finished in fifth overall with a time of 3:01.02 minutes.[7] The Jeux de la Francophonie the following month saw him make his first international appearance for Wallonia. He placed fifth in the individual 400 m and was a silver medallist in the relay alongside Robin Vanderbemden, Antoine Gillet and Owoye.[8]

Borlée missed most of the 2014 season, bar a relay outing at the 2014 IAAF World Relays, where he was ninth.[9] He returned in strong form for the 2015 indoor season, winning his first national title at the Belgian Indoor Championships.[10] A personal best of 46,73 seconds at a meeting in Metz earned him a place at the 2015 European Athletics Indoor Championships.[11] In his first individual outing for Belgium, he ran a personal best of 46.72 seconds in the semi-final before improving to 46.25 seconds in the final – a mark which was enough to take the silver medal in Prague behind the clear home favourite Pavel Maslák.[12] A day later he won the gold in the 4 × 400 metres relay, along with his brothers and Julien Watrin, in a new European indoor record of 3:02.87.

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor
Indoor
  • 60 metres – 6.94 seconds (2013)
  • 200 metres – 21.74 seconds (2013)
  • 300 metres – 34.52 seconds (2012)
  • 400 metres – 46.25 seconds (2015)
  • All information from Diamond League.[13]

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 6th 4 x 400 m relay 3:10.89
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 2nd 4 x 400 m relay 3:04.90
World Championships Moscow, Russia 5th 4 x 400 m relay 3:01.02
Jeux de la Francophonie Nice, France 5th 400 m 47.25
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.24
2014 World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 9th 4 x 400 m relay 3:02.97
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 2nd 400 m 46.25
1st 4 x 400 m relay 3:02.87
World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 3rd 4 x 400 m relay 2:59.33
World Championships Beijing, China 5th 4 x 400 m relay 3:00.24
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.10
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 4 × 400 m relay 2:58.52
2017 European Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 2nd 4 x 400 m relay 3:07.80
World Relays Nassau, Bahamas 2nd (B) 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.14
World Championships London, United Kingdom 4th 4 x 400 m relay 3:00.04
2018 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 3rd 4 x 400 m relay 3:02.51 (NR)
European Championships Berlin, Germany 17th (sf) 400 m 45.63
1st 4 × 400 m relay 2:59.47
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.27
World Relays Yokohama, Japan 3rd 4 × 400 m 3:02.70
World Championships Doha, Qatar 3rd 4 x 400 m relay 2.58.78

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Athlete: Dylan Borlée". European Athletics. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ Dylan Borlée Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Borlee. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ Borlee Family Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Borlee. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ European Junior Championships (2011-07-24). The Sports. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ 2013 European U23 Championships Men's 4x400 relay final Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Sport Result. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ Dylan Borlee Progression. IAAF. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ 2013 World Championships in Athletics Men's 4x400m relay final. IAAF. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  8. ^ 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie Results Archived 14 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Francophonie. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ IAAF World Relays 2014 Men's 4x400 Relay Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  10. ^ Dylan Borlee. European Athletics. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  11. ^ Dylan Borlée loopt EK-limiet. Het Nieuwsblad. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  12. ^ Dylan Borlée médaillé d'argent à Prague!. DHNet (7 March 2015). Retrieved on 7 March 2015.
  13. ^ Dylan Borlee. IAAF Diamond League. Retrieved on 7 March 2015.

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