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Marcel van der Westen (born 1 August 1976 in Laren, North Holland) is a retired Dutch hurdler.

Marcel van der Westen
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Personal information
Full nameMarcel van der Westen
Born (1976-08-01) 1 August 1976 (age 42)
Laren, Netherlands
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Updated on 20 March 2008.

He reached his first international final at the 2007 European Indoor Championships in 60 metres hurdles, and won the silver medal behind compatriot Gregory Sedoc. In 2008 he became Amsterdam Sportsman of the year.

Van der Westen had previously competed at the 2005 World Championships and the 2006 European Championships, as well as numerous European Indoor (2002, 2005) and World Indoor Championships (2003, 2004, 2006), without ever reaching the final.

His personal best time over 110 m hurdles is 13.43 seconds, achieved in June 2005 in Leiria.

He currently lives in Weesp and works as a tax consultant.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Netherlands
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 12th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.85
2003 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 21st (h) 60 m hurdles 7.83
2004 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 24th (h) 60 m hurdles 7.83
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 21st (h) 60 m hurdles 7.87
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 13th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.63
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 17th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.80
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 17th (h) 110 m hurdles 13.73
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.64
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 10th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.45
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 7th 110 m hurdles 13.58

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