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Louise Carton (born April 16, 1994) is a Belgian athlete who competes in cross-country long-distance running.

Louise Carton
Louise Carton - EK Cross 2014.jpg
Carton at the 2014 European Cross Country Championships
Personal information
Born April 16, 1994
Country  Belgium
Sport Athletics


Cross-country careerEdit

In 2014-15 she won the Lotto Cross Cup title.[1][2] This victory included multiple wins on the circuit.[3][4]

In 2015, 2016 and 2017, she won the Belgian cross country national championship.[5]

Additionally, she won the U23 championship at the 2015 European Cross Country Championships with the narrowest victory in race history.[6][7][8][9]

Track careerEdit

She was runner-up in the 5000 meter at the 2015 European Athletics U23 Championships.[10]

She finished 8th at the 2015 KBC Night of Athletics in the 5000 meters with a time of 15:23.82 and this time was lower than the qualifying standard for the 2016 Olympics by .18 seconds.[11][12]

At the 2016 Olympics, she finished 11th in her heat and did not advance.[13]


All these accomplishments in 2015 lead to her winning the Golden Spike award as the most promising female athlete in Belgium.[14]


  1. ^ "Cross Cup: les athlètes éthiopiens dominent le Cross de Hannut, Louise Carton et Jeroen D'Hoedt en embuscade". 2016-01-24. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  2. ^ "Titelverdedigers Kimeli en Carton beginnen goed aan CrossCup". 2015-10-25. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  3. ^ "Louise Carton et Dame Tassama ont remporté le 72e Cross d'Ha... - L'avenir". Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  4. ^ "Louise Carton blijft bescheiden: 'Ik voel me nog niet de bes... (Oostende) - Het Nieuwsblad". Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  5. ^ "Dejaeghere na ontgoocheling op BK: "Misschien tijd om te stoppen"". 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  6. ^ Eder, Larry (2015-12-13). "2015 European Cross Country Champs: GB topped event for 13th time! A view from Europe, by Alfons Juck EME News". RunBlogRun. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  7. ^ "IAAF Antrim Cross Country: Euro U23 winner Carton to run at Antrim - BBC Sport". 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  8. ^ "Louise Carton: le cadeau de la Cross Cup". Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  9. ^ Magut, Stanley (2015-12-19). "Kenya: Three-Time 1,500m World Champ Asbel Kiprop Targets Rio Olympics Gold". Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  10. ^ "European Athletics". european-athletics. 13 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Road to Rio - My Country".
  12. ^ "Results: KBC Night of Athletics Heusden-Zolder 2015 - Watch Athletics - THE BEST TRACK AND FIELD ONLINE VIDEOS". Watch Athletics. Retrieved 2016-03-04.
  13. ^ MB (2016-08-16). "Anne Zagré through to 100 metre hurdles semi-final". Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  14. ^ "Les Spikes d'or 2015 vont à Nafissatou Thiam, spécialiste des épreuves combinées, et au discobole Philip Milanov, vice-champion du monde à Pékin -". 2015-12-05. Retrieved 2016-03-04.

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