Tom Compernolle

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Tom Compernolle in 2008

Tom Compernolle (13 November 1975 – 16 June 2008) was a Belgian runner, who specialized in the 5000 metres. He was born in Bruges.[citation needed]

Compernolle finished thirteenth at the 2002 European Championships and tenth at the 2006 European Championships. He also competed with less success at the 2001 World Championships, the 2004 Olympic Games as well as three editions of the World Cross Country Championships. He also competed in Belgium's domestic cross country series, the Lotto Cross Cup, and won the series in the 1999–2000 season.[1]

He died on 16 June 2008[2] after an army truck, on which Compernolle was a passenger,[citation needed] crashed in Aartrijke, Belgium.

Personal bests


  1. Palmares (French). Lotto Cross Cup. Retrieved on 2010-02-06.
  2. Sad death of Belgian runner Tom Compernollie (sic) - European Athletics Association, 18 June 2008