Bram Som

Bram Som

Bram Som (born 20 February 1980 in Terborg) is a Dutch runner who specializes in the 800 metres. His personal best time of 1:43.45 minutes, achieved in August 2006 in Zürich, is also the current Dutch National Record. He missed the 2005 season, but returned in 2006 to win the national Dutch championship for the fifth time since 2000. Later that year he won the European championship.

Som participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2000 he was eliminated in the series as his time of 1:48.58 was not enough to advance. Four years later he would reach the semi finals in which he became fifth with a time of 1:45.52.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 5th
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 6th
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 5th
2004 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st.
2006 World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 2nd.

Personal Best times

Distance Time
100m 10.97
200m 21.56
400m 46.87
600m 1:14.6
800m 1:43.45
1000m 2:17.50
1500m 3:48.66
10.000 roadrun 31:01


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