Veerle Dejaeghere
Dejaeghere at the 2015 Berlin Marathon
Personal information
Born (1973-08-01) 1 August 1973 (age 48)
Belgium Izegem
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight46 kg (101 lb)
Country Belgium
ClubA.C. Hulshout
Now coachingMichel Ramboer
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)9:28.47 min (2007)

Veerle Dejaeghere (born 1 August 1973, in Izegem) is a Belgian runner, who has specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase. She represented her country at the Summer Olympics in 2000 and 2008.[1]

Dejaeghere formerly specialized in the 1500 metres, reaching the semi-final in this event at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

She has been very successful in the Lotto Cross Cup (Belgium's domestic cross country series), having won the series overall a total of 13 times, including 11 consecutive wins from 2004–14.[2] This included a win at the Lotto Cross Cup Brussels in 2007, in which she finished ahead of Lornah Kiplagat and Emebt Etea.[3] She has also won twice at the Eurocross meeting in Luxembourg.[4]

Dejaeghere missed most of the 2009 and 2010 seasons. She was the runner-up at the Campaccio race in January 2011,[5] but did not compete again until November's Lotto Cross Cup van West-Vlaanderen, where she was again runner-up (this time behind Yuliya Ruban).[6]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th 3000 m
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 9th 3000 m
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 5th 3000 m s'chase
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 11th 3000 m s'chase

Personal bests


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Veerle Dejaeghere". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
  2. ^ Palmares (in French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  3. ^ Hendrix, Ivo & Monti, David (23 December 2007). Veerle Dejaeghere and Paul Kipsiele Koech score emphatic wins in Iris Lotto Cross Cup in Brussels - UPDATED. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-08.
  4. ^ Civai, Franco & Gasparovic, Juraj (28 February 2009). Eurocross 10.2 km (men) + 5.3 km (women). Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2010-03-01.
  5. ^ Diego Sampaolo (6 January 2011). Ebuya and Kalovics take Campaccio Cross Country win. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-01-15.
  6. ^ Belgium's Bekele gets impressive home win in Roeselare . European Athletics (28 November 2011). Retrieved on 2011-12-01.