Vincent Rousseau (born 29 July 1962 in Mons, Hainaut) is a former long-distance runner from Belgium, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984. In 1993, he had his biggest success by winning the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Brussels, the next year followed by the first place in the Rotterdam Marathon. Twice (1985 and 1993) Rousseau was named Belgian Sportsman of the Year.

He had much success at the Lotto Cross Cup (Belgium's annual cross country running series) and was the overall season winner five times consecutively between 1983–88 and he earned a further three consecutive wins between 1990 and 1993.[1]

Among his other wins on the circuit were the Dam tot Damloop in 1987, Eurocross in 1990,[2] and the 20 km of Brussels in 1995.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 13th 5000 m 13:51.69
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 5th 5000 m 13:28.56
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 21st (h) 5000 m 13:53.90
1993 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 5th Marathon 2:13:09
Reims Marathon Reims, France 1st Marathon 2:09:13
1994 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 2nd Marathon 2:09:08
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 10,000 m 28:06.63
Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:07:51
Brussels Marathon Brussels, Belgium 1st Marathon 2:12:59
1995 20 km of Brussels Brussels, Belgium 1st 20 km 56:30
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 2nd Marathon 2:07:20
1996 London Marathon London, United Kingdom 2nd Marathon 2:10:26


  1. ^ Palmares (in French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
  2. ^ Civai, Franco & Gasparovic, Juraj (28 February 2009). Eurocross 10.2 km (men) + 5.3 km (women). Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved 2010-03-01.